Go, California, Go!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Today is the first full day where same-sex couples have the opportunity to marry legally in California.

I'm not going to rant about how it's about time (although it is), and how the protesters who don't want this step to be taken are inconsiderate asshats for interrupting these people's ceremonies (although they are).

What I am going to do is point to Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin, a San Francisco couple. They've been living together for 50 years, are both in their 80's, and were married by San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom.

I don't think it should be up to the Fundamentalists to tell these women their relationship has less value than a hetero one, or that they shouldn't have the right to marry.

Congratulations, Phyllis and Del. I hope you have many more happy years together.

9 comments:

The Mechanicky Gal said...

As I listened to teh news this morning, I wondered how this is a "slap in the face" to a hetero couple. Why would someone else's life devalue mine? I don't get it.
I am being very serious here. I am divorced. Since I am such an example of a successful relationship, how would someone else's marriage be a threat/slap in the face to me and any relationship that I may have? I don't consider that my hetero friends marriages have any affect on my life (except that there be no voilence or abuse, of course). I want all of my friends/family to find that someone to compliment their lives, no matter who it is. How is this a threat?

Janiece Murphy said...

Amy, you're asking the wrong person, since I think all consenting adults should have the same rights and responsibilities.

If there's anyone lurking who can explain this viewpoint, I'd be interested in the rationale behind it.

Carol Elaine said...

Sometimes California causes me to do a ::headdesk::, but today my adopted state makes me very proud to live here.

Yea California! And congratulations to Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin!

The Mechanicky Gal said...

I found this at another snarky web site I found!
Best!

"Well, you all have seen the Secret Gay Agenda, right? I reproduce it here:
6:00 am Gym
8:00 am Breakfast (oatmeal, egg whites and mimosas)
9:00 am Hair appointment
10:00 am Shopping (at Nordstrom's or Saks)
12:00 pm Brunch
2:00 pm
(a) Assume complete control of the U.S. Federal, state, and local governments, as well as all other forms of world government
(b) Destroy all healthy marriages
(c) Replace all school counselors in grades K-12 with agents from Colombian and Jamaican drug cartels
(d) Bulldoze all houses of worship
(e) Secure total control of the INTERNET and all mass media
2:30 Be fabulous!
3:00 pm Mud mask and forty winks of beauty rest to prevent facial wrinkles from the stress of world conquest
4:00 pm Cocktails
6:00 pm Light Dinner (soup, salad with romaine, radicchio, arugula, and balsamic vinaigrette dressing and Pouilly Fuisse)
8:00 pm Theater
10:30 pm Bed."

Janiece Murphy said...

I want to be fabulous!

Me! Me!

Carol Elaine said...

Only thirty minutes to undermine the American Way of Life and conquer the world? Wow! Now that's what I call efficient!

And pretty damned fabulous.

camsavwin said...

I agree with everybody here. That's so not cathartic. I think I'll head over to the Moral Majority website so I can unleash some frustration.

Carol Elaine said...

camsavwin, to steal from another comment thread: Have fun storming the castle!

What? The Princess Bride is like the color black - it goes with everything!

Carol Elaine said...

BTW, This is the best thing ever.

Yea for Captain Sulu!