Wild Wednesday

It’s a wild wednesday here. The non-profit I work for is getting ready to have a big block party tonight, so I have to run errands and basicly fill in wherever they need me. Argh!

I love this pic. (Thanks, Jenna) Talk about seeing the love between two people.

So I’m going to get on my soapbox again. I try not to do it very often because y’all don’t want to hear me rant and rave about political stuff. 😉

But the ban on gay marriage amendment is up for voting in the Senate (or will be soon) and I just can’t see what the big deal is about letting gays/lesbians marry. It certainly isn’t important enough to amend our Constitution. Heck, we’ve really only added to that document 14 times. (If you don’t count the first ten..The Bill of Rights or the fact that one of the amendments was to repeal an earlier one.) Those were important laws..women getting the right to vote…African-Americans getting the right to vote. It seems to me those amendments were about making people equal in the eyes of the law. By making sure to add an amendment that in it’s most basic wording is denying equal rights to a whole section of individuals…aren’t we making a mockery of what the true meaning behind the Constitution is?

The Vatican says that gay marriage is one of the most serious threats to the traditional family at this point in time. Wouldn’t you think that adultery, divorce and domestic violence would be far bigger worries than two men who love each other declaring that in a church? Then Heaven forbid, they chose to adopt an child. The world will begin to crumble all because two people chose to open their hearts to a child no one else wanted. What’s wrong with that?

I don’t always agree with what Senator Edward Kennedy says (I think he’s a bit of a joke, imo) but his words seem to fit with how I feel about this gay marriage ban. “The Republican leadership is asking us to spend time writing bigotry into the Constitution. A vote for it is a vote against civil unions, against domestic partnership, against all other efforts for states to treat gays and lesbians fairly under the law.”

I have nothing against Republicans..just wanted to let everyone know that. It’s his quote, not mine. 🙂

*Jumping off my soapbox and putting it away for another day*

Have a great day, everyone.

7 Responses “Wild Wednesday”

  1. T.A.Chase says:

    S.W. You’re right. I know more gay couples who have been together far longer than a lot of the hetero couples I know. Why that is, I don’t know. Maybe being able to get married isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. 😉

    I’m with your dad on the cold. Hey, did you hear two Canadian Mounties are going to get married on June 30th in complete Mountie regalia? Now that would be a sight to see.

  2. T.A.Chase says:

    Sherrill, I did see that they voted it down. To be honest, none of the supporters of the amendment figured it would pass this time, but they feel that the more often they take it to a vote, the more votes they’ll get.

    I could tell you were being sarcastic as well. As to going to hell in a handbasket, I tend to think that there’ll be tons of fun in hell because so many interesting people won’t be in heaven. 🙂

  3. Sherrill Quinn says:

    And you saw that the Senate voted the amendment down, right? 🙂

  4. S. W. Vaughn says:

    Booger’s been wonky all day. That pick is soooo heartstring-pulling. Oh, I want some of that love! Wow.

    Did you know gay marriage is legal in Canada? You probably did; I’m not too fast on the uptake when it comes to current events. I just found out. Was going to try and talk Dad into taking an extended vacation in Canada, long enough for him and R to become citizens, but he hates cold. 🙂

    I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United Provinces of Candada. Damn it, they’re a lot smarter than we are. Love is love. And to the best of my knowledge, heterosexual marriages as a rule are more screwed up than any gay couple I’ve ever met.

  5. Sherrill Quinn says:

    Well, T.A., didn’t you know that being gay is contagious? I mean, suppose you two adopt a little boy. He’ll just grow up to be a big, bad homewrecking gay man like his parents…

    (Tell me you can see I’m being sarcastic, cuz I am!)

    I come from a very religious right background (not abortion clinic bombers, thank God, but people with very strong views–and opinions–on morality), and I’m sure some of them think I’m single-handedly carrying sexual purity to hell in a handbasket because I write “nasty” books.

    So… we’ll do it together, all right? LOL

    I used to be Snow White, but I drifted. (Mae West and me!)

  6. T.A.Chase says:

    My thoughts exactly, Jenna.

    Who knew C and I were such dangerous people? Together we’re bringing about the end of the traditional family as we know it and we’re not even trying..lol.

    Not allowing children to find loving homes because the parents who want to adopt them are gay just boggles my mind.

  7. Jenna Howard says:

    Huzzah! Comment box opened!

    A gay marriage is one of the most serious threats to the traditional family? Are they smoking crack?

    Love is dangerous? I’m more likely to fear a guy’s fist then a couple of guys, er, um, getting married! (hee-hee)

    I was just thinking about the adoption. Because it would be a tragedy for a child to be raised in a loving home, with a family who wants that child. What a crock.

    What. A. Crock.

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