Saturday, July 4, 2015

Hurtling Forward with the Agenda

My friends Louisa and Virginia have been legally married in the state of Washington for going on two years.  Immediately after the U.S. Supreme Court released its decision allowing same-sex couples all over the country to marry, Louisa posted an announcement on her Facebook page.  

"Let's get going on the Nefarious Homosexual Agenda right away!" she wrote. "Virginia and I are proud to announce that we are going to marry our dog, as we've been secretly planning all along."

Mind you, that Sophie is one cute dog.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

This Week's Quote

It's hard to believe that gay Americans achieved full Constitutional personhood just five years after corporations did.

Stephen Colbert


Friday, June 26, 2015

Let the Wild Rumpus Start!

It's 8:25 in the morning here in Seattle, and I'm at work.  Pretty sure my boss won't mind if I dash off a few words on the momentous news I heard after turning on the car radio this morning.

Even if she does mind, I can't help myself.  The moment is too big.

The Supreme Court has legalized same-sex marriage across the United States.  Today the arc of history is a rainbow.

As my wife and I listened to NPR analyze the 5-4 decision, I whooped.  Anne cried.  When I dropped her off at work, we ran into a lesbian friend of ours.  "My coffee guy comped me this coffee," said Natalie.  How's that for a very Seattle way to celebrate the news?

Because it's supposed to be so bloody hot this weekend, Anne and I had decided to forego Pride.  We'll be rethinking that decision.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

This Week's Quote

If your gym caters to a mostly gay crowd, you will probably get to watch "Myra Breckinridge" while you sweat.

Meryl Cohn

Source:  "Do What I Say":  Ms. Behavior's Guide to Gay & Lesbian Etiquette

Monday, June 22, 2015

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

This Week's Quote

If male homosexuals are called "gay," then female homosexuals should be called "ecstatic."

Shelly Roberts


Friday, June 12, 2015

At Last, the Evidence

By now you may well have heard about Australians Nick and Sarah Jensen, the Christian couple threatening to divorce if same-sex marriage becomes legal in Australia.

Sure, the Jensens have been ridiculed around the world, but I want to take a moment to do something else.  I want to thank them.

For years preachers and politicians have thundered that marriage will be harmed if gays can legally wed.  For years I've labored to understand that argument.  Now, finally, here's the proof!  On a planet of over 7 billion people, two individuals in Canberra feel sufficiently put out by the prospect of gay marriage that they might divorce.

That's enough for me.  I'm getting my marriage annulled in the morning.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

This Week's Quote

I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.

Noel Coward