Okay, this may be my last Guest Blog here at Suburban Nomad, and I'd like to thank Ljly for bestowing such an honor to me. No applause, just throw money!Now, on to the news:
Who can honestly say that these two women are going to destroy America?Mary Beth Brindley, left, and Evelyn Hall, who have been together for 45 years, and were married on March 4, 2004, pose by the front door of their house in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, March 2, 2005. (AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens)
My god, they look like a team of Terminators, don't they? Run for the hills! Mary Beth and Evelyn are bringing the apocalypse!
Come on now... How stupid does that sound? And look how adorable they are? I just wanna hug them, they are so cute. And they've been together 45 years! I wonder how many heterosexual marriages last that long?
Well, even though they don't live in California, I'm sure they are plenty happy for Californians
after hearing that:
A judge ruled Monday that California's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional - a legal milestone that, if upheld on appeal, would open the way for the most populous state to follow Massachusetts in allowing same-sex couples to wed.
Judge Richard Kramer of San Francisco County's trial-level Superior Court likened the ban to laws requiring racial segregation in schools, and said there appears to be "no rational purpose" for denying marriage to gay couples.
Of course it will be appealed, but it's certainly a step in the right direction. Homosexuals are a HUGE percentage of Americans, and in America all people are equal. Judge Kramer is right, there is no rational purpose for denying gay couples the right to marry. I have heard NO arguments from anyone opposing gay marriage that make any sense.
In fact, the most I hear is "God says marriage is between a man and a woman." Okay, well, if your religion dictates that gays shouldn't marry, then I guess you could ban gay marriages from your church. But the thing is, we also have this thing called the Separation of Church and State. That means that religion and government are SEPARATE.
I'm not even going to pretend I know each religion's stance on homosexuality. In my personal experience, I'm pretty familiar with Atheism, Agnosticism and Paganism. I know none of those religious avenues give a damn whether you're gay or straight. But I DO know that I am not the only one who practices those religious (or non-religious, re: agnosticism) ideals.
Therefor, it seems obvious that the state is NOT staying separate from the church, since it is imposing specific religious beliefs on all citizens, whether they agree with those beliefs or not.
So how about we stop treating gays and lesbians like second-class citizens and destroy one more source of bigotry and make the world at least SLIGHTLY better for our kids, ok? I'll make sure Mary Beth and Evelyn promise not to invade your homes and turn everyone gay.
G'night everyone, I'm outta here. Try the veal and don't forget to tip your waitress!