Look, I’m almost willing to overlook the fact that Bible actually defines marriage as a covenant between a man and a woman, a man and a woman and dozens of concubines, a man and several wives, a rapist and a woman, a man’s brother and a woman, a man and his aunt, etc. etc., because I realize that you said “the Bible tells [you]“, and who am I to interpret what an inanimate object is whispering to you late at night when no one else is around? If you believe that that’s what marriage is or should be, then fine! That’s what you think marriage is. Great for you.
But if you also think that the Bible tells you that you can’t stamp a piece of paper because you’ll be complicit in some evil deed, then you should not have a job that requires you to stamp a piece of paper. You should get a new job. Have you tried cooking meth? The Bible says literally nothing about meth. Nothing.
Rebecca Watson, “Dear Theist: Do Your Job or Find Another”
Tomorrow, our country won’t implode. Tomorrow, God isn’t going to swoop down on the U S of A and curse the Empire State. Tomorrow, mounds of people aren’t going to ask their state legislatures to allow them to marry their household pets. Tomorrow, if I wanted to rush to the chapel, the married gay couples in New York will not magically invalidate the value of my nuptials.
Instead, tomorrow, these married couples will wake up together knowing their love for each other is now recognized in the eyes of the law. Tomorrow, even more same-sex couples will wake up together knowing they now have that possibility. And tomorrow, lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual individuals across the state can envision exchanging vows with a future loved one as a reality.
Congratulations, New York.
[Photo: Lino Caminha and Luke Strandquist after exchanging vows at the Manhattan city clerk’s office. Credit: Michael Appleton/NY Times]
Guh. That photo is pure joy :-)
Stephen Colbert’s interview with Dan Savage about marriage and monogamy
Hilarious! Stephen’s face at 4:08 when he realizes what Dan just said is amazing, lol.
“Loving” and the Fight for Marriage Equality (by AmericanEqualRights)
To commemorate the 44th anniversary of Loving v. Virginia, the Supreme Court’s decision that that struck down laws that forbade African Americans and whites from marrying, AFER’s co-counsel in the Prop. 8 case, Ted Olson and David Boies, recorded a special message. They talk about how the Loving case set an important precedent for the current fight for marriage equality.
Ah yes, I’ve always dreamed of being civilly unionized! LOL
It’s simply not good enough. No one can tell me that my aunts’ relationship of over 25 years is any less worthy of marriage than the relationships of any of my other family members. Luckily, they are one of the 18,000 in California who have a legal marriage.
FYI: The Prop 8 hearing will be broadcast of CSPAN on 12/6. I’ll be driving back to Oregon but I’m going to record it.
Such a beautiful, sad story.
“It showed the extant to which certain views are beyond reason and I think that it says why you need to have constitutional protection for minority rights.”
Cynthia Nixon at the New Yorkers Festival’s session for “Love and Obstacles: The Case for Gay Marriage”
Nice sign </sarcasm> Watching a local live feed and waiting for Judge Walkers’ ruling on the stay.