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John McCain gets BarackRoll’d

Posted by admin on September 14, 2008

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Doing a little updating around here…..

Posted by admin on September 14, 2008

Just wanted to let you all know that we are switching over to a new host for our blog, sooooo we may experience some ummm how shall we say? Technical Difficulties ūüôā

You see, I’m not the most tech savvy girl around, but I get through……..we’ll keep the posts coming, but when we actually do the switch we may have down time of 24 to 48 hrs. But don’t worry……we didn’t leave permanently. We will be back as soon as the background technical stuff finishes doing it’s ummm magic?? lol

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California’s Top Bishops OPPOSE Proposition 8!

Posted by admin on September 14, 2008

The top 6 Episcopal Bishops in California all agreed unanimously to oppose Proposition 8, which if you remember, is a ballot initiative for November that would ban same-sex marriage in California!

The bishops state that letting gays and lesbians keep their right to marry actually enhances their “Christian values” of monogamy, love and commitment.

“We believe that continued access to civil marriage for all, regardless of sexual orientation, is consistent with the best principles of our constitutional rights,” said the Rt. Rev. J. Jon Bruno, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles.

Bruno also added: “We do not believe that marriage of heterosexuals is threatened by same-sex marriage.”

Thank you bishops. We, also, do not believe that our marriage will threaten anyone elses’ marriage, thank you for having some sense about the matter.

And yes, gays and lesbians who want to marry have the same values of monogamy, love and commitment that you do. It will be a beautiful world when not only do you, gays and lesbians, but when the entire world understand this simple concept too!

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If you wanted to vote for Hillary Clinton…

Posted by admin on September 4, 2008

Ok so you wanted Hillary Clinton to win. But she didn’t. If you are so crazy that you want to now vote for John McCain and Sarah Palin because Hillary didn’t win then I ask you to please take 2 minutes out of your life to read the following article by Gloria Steinem.

This article will explain to you the difference between McCain/Palin vs Clinton (and now, Obama.)

For the sake of our country and all of the gay and lesbian individuals in this country, please read this article.

http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/opinion/la-oe-steinem4-2008sep04,0,1290251.story

After you get done reading the article, come back here and let me know what you think.

Thanks!

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Congrats Barack Obama!!!

Posted by admin on August 31, 2008

If you didn’t watch this on thursday or hear it already, check out Barack Obama’s acceptance speech of President for the Democratic Party.¬† I really like this guy……..(be warned…this speech is long, but worth the listen, I think.)

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Be careful you don’t get fired for being gay in Louisiana!

Posted by admin on August 22, 2008

Yep, you heard me.¬† You can be fired in Louisiana, regardless of the good work that you may do at your job, just because you are gay or lesbian.¬† This kind of stuff just burns me up.¬† This is the United States of America for Christ Sake!¬† And this type of shit STILL goes on……..

Who could have been responsible for such a thing in Louisiana?   Here is that person:

¬†¬†¬† Yes folks, you guessed it!¬† It’s Louisiana’s Governor Bobby Jindal!¬† I thought you’d get it right away, I mean¬†the pic is really dead on, isn’t it?¬† Jindal recently said that he would NOT¬†reissue an executive order that would ban discrimination against GLBT people in the workplace.¬† He stated that such an executive order would be “Unnecessary.”

So be careful gay and lesbian folks in Louisiana, thanks to your Governor you could get fired at your job for no other reason but because of who you LOVE!

Is there anyone in Louisiana that’s faced with this type of discrimination?¬† or are you seriously worried about this type of discrimination?

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Hallmark to offer Gay Marriage Cards!

Posted by admin on August 21, 2008

Well it’s about time, right?¬† Honestly, let me not give them a hard time because they are at least in tune with the times and the real world.¬† Kudos¬†to Hallmark for validating our relationships by giving¬† us a spot in the card section!¬† It’s more than American Greetings Corp. will do.

Hallmark are some smart cookies for sure….they are jumping on the gay marriage bandwagon after California made their ruling, becoming the 2nd state in the U.S. (behind Massachusetts) to recognize gay marriage.¬† It’s only a matter of time folks.¬†

What makes Hallmark even smarter is the neutral language in the cards, they don’t mention wedding or marriage,¬† so the card would even be suitable for a committment ceremony or civil union, etc.

Wondering what the cards actually look like?¬† Well they have either two tuxedos, overlapping hearts or intertwined flowers with best wishes inside.¬† One card says:¬† “Two hearts, one promise.”

Thank you Hallmark and thank you to all of the consumers that spoke up and said that they want this!  There are some companies that do listen.

Have any of you actually seen these gay marriage cards in the stores?¬† If so…please let us know…send pics too.¬† We’d love to post them and give a well deserved shout out to Hallmark.¬†

By the way, Hallmark is letting their vendors choose whether they want to carry the gay marriage cards or not.¬† Let’s try to drop hallmark a quick note thanking them for their decision to add gay marriage cards to their collection.¬†<br><br>

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A couple Amendments to watch out for folks….

Posted by admin on July 30, 2008

In California, they are putting Proposition 8 on the November ballot.¬† We had talked about this before but let’s bring it up again.¬† This is a proposed consititutional amendment that would ELIMINATE THE RIGHT OF SAME-SEX COUPLES TO MARRY!¬† The Attorney General, Jerry Brown, just recently changed the wording to say that.¬†¬† But be on your toes for ANY and ALL types of wording that may come up.¬† The wording is what usually screws people up when they are going to vote because sometimes it’s hard to decipher.¬† So be prepared ahead of time and try to find out what the wording is so you know which way to vote.

In Florida, Amendment 2 will appear on the November ballot.¬† This is a constitutional amendement which would ban marriage for gay and lesbian couples but it would also ban civil unions and domestic partnerships in the state.¬† Thankfully, U.S. Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, has pledged to fight this proposed constitutional amendment but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get out there and vote and let your voices be heard!¬†¬† Again, be careful with the wordings of these amendments, sometimes they are hard to decipher and you may not know which way you are suppose to vote if you don’t understand how it’s worded.¬† Try to get the wording to the amendment prior to voting.

Does anyone else know of any amendments folks should be on the look out for?

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Gay Marriage Good for America?

Posted by admin on July 16, 2008

I was just reading this post called Gay Marriage Is Good For America¬†by Jonathan Rauch and I have to say I was rather impressed with how he explained certain things.¬† And how he asked heterosexual folks to go back through their life and to imagine that they never, ever had any hope of marriage.¬† He makes an awesome, awesome point with that but he and I know that…….

The truth of the matter is it IS hard for someone (i.e. heterosexuals) who have never¬†had to question not being able to marry one day in their lives to now think about not being able to marry.¬† Right?¬† I mean how can you possibly be able to understand ones right to want to marry so badly when you’ve never ever had to question your right to marry…..EVER.¬†¬† I mean you are born, you’re a kid and dream of that wedding day with the white dress and black tux and throwing rice, you become a teenager and adult and date and voila YOU GET MARRIED!¬† That’s just the way it is for heterosexual folks…you never think “oh my…I met the girl (or boy) of my dreams and I am not allowed to marry them.¬† What are we gonna do?”¬† That thought doesn’t run through your mind because it doesn’t have to…you could have met yesterday and you can STILL get married (although that’d be pretty dumb, but hey you are still allowed to lol)

So, when that is your life I can understand sometimes how it’s hard to not think about gay and lesbian Americans and their fight to get married because well quite frankly, it doesn’t affect you, does it?¬† Nope.¬† Because you are still allowed to marry whether gays and lesbians are or not, right?¬† Right.¬† BUT since you know that you’ve never, ever had to worry one second about your ability to marry in your life, from the time you were a little child and dreaming about your wedding day to the time you were a young adult and realized that you wanted to spend the rest of your life with the person you were dating, well maybe, just maybe you can take THAT feeling and try to understand that we, as Gay and Lesbian Americans, are fighting every single day just for that!¬† Imagine that gets taken away from you and you can’t rely on the fact that regardless of anything you will marry the person you want to spend the rest of your life with………don’t say you can, imagine you CAN’T as Jonathan Rauch asked you to do!¬† That is what gay and lesbian Americans struggle with every single day.

The bottom line is that we love and feel and live just like every heterosexual couple does.¬† We are no different.¬† The only thing that makes us different is who we love, but that in itself should be irrelevant because we ALL (straight or gay) love different people and it doesn’t matter if the person is irish, asian, brunette, blonde or heck even an alien darn it!¬† We each love different people.

Since gays and lesbians NOT being able to marry didn’t affect your ability to marry nor your thought process and dreams of marriage….guess what?¬†¬† Gays and lesbians being ABLE to marry won’t affect your ability to marry nor your thought process and dreams of marriage either.¬†¬† It will just make the world a place filled with MORE LOVE and that is never a bad thing, is it?<br>

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Perhaps soon out of state residents can marry in Massachusetts?

Posted by admin on July 11, 2008

I just read that the Massachusetts state legislature is about to strike up a bill that will repeal a law from 1913 that prevents non-resident same sex couples from marrying in the state.  It most likely will happen before the close of the legislative session at the end of July.

Massachusetts Governor DeVal Patrick said he has long supported repealing this law and looks forward to signing the new legislation should it reach his desk.¬† Governor Patrick has a daughter who happens to be a lesbian¬†¬† ūüėČ

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