A Couple Of Political Links

This made me tear up as I was driving my daughter home from school today. Why? I’m not gay. I don’t think I’m going to become gay, although it could happen. But I’ve never understood why a man who loves another man or a woman who loves another woman shouldn’t be allowed to get married, to be allowed the same rights that a heterosexual couple is allowed. I’ve never understood why people are so threatened by gay marriage. What, exactly, does it threaten? Is it just that they don’t like gay people and this is one of the only socially acceptable ways to let that dislike show? It baffles me.

Anyway. I’m thrilled that California has had the great good sense that Massachusetts did and hope that other states follow suit.

I read a post today on a blog called Whisky In My Sippy Cup. It made me want to stand up and cheer. She’s a fantastic writer and she’s got one hell of a post today. And she referenced Keith (My Boyfriend) Olbermann. So, go, read. She said it way better than I could ever hope to.

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mr Lady
    May 15, 2008 @ 18:30:00

    I think I want to marry him, too. I’ll wrestle you for him. šŸ˜‰

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  2. Ms Picket To You
    May 15, 2008 @ 19:29:00

    Straight but not narrow and thanks for the link: loved it!

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  3. LauraJ
    May 16, 2008 @ 07:26:00

    I cheered a little too and I:1-don’t live in California! and 2-Don’t live in the US! Still it’s a victory for equality for EVERYONE!! When I clicked on CNN as I do every morning there was a headline something to the tune of those who oppose the new ruling will try to have it appealed and are protesting etc. My first thought was WHY? When there are so many other issues in the US for them to spend their energy on…like education of children, or homeless or you get the idea! Like you I question why it’s important to fight against something as a non-issue. Now if it was men wanting to marry their pet pigs…then I’d say yeah that’s a bit much! Sorry for the run on comment!

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  4. Kevin Charnas
    May 16, 2008 @ 10:39:00

    It gave me hope…And for those who are against gay marriage? I tell them not to get one.

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  5. elizasmom
    May 16, 2008 @ 19:02:00

    Haaa. I like Kevin’s comeback.As for Keith Olbermann, I just watched the whole thing, which was my first Olbermann encounter (no cable), and I love when I find people who hate Bush as much as I do. (I used to love to read Hendrik Hertzberg in the New Yorker for this reason, too ā€” he doesn’t fulminate on this subject as much as he used to.)

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  6. Anonymous
    May 19, 2008 @ 07:56:00

    If the Lord ment for people of the same sex to marry there would only be ONE sex.

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  7. Josie
    May 20, 2008 @ 20:11:00

    Up here in the good old North, anyone can marry – same sex, different sex.Never understood why its my business what other people do in their bedrooms, nor why 2 people who love each other can’t be married.Glad to hear a couple of the States are finally realizing this.

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  8. PinksandBluesGirls
    May 22, 2008 @ 14:52:00

    Thanks for the great link!! I loved it!! And I love your blog!!!- Audrey

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