Just wanted to congratulate “Elton John”:http://www.advocate.com/news_detail_ektid22912.asp (and David Furnish) and “George Michael”:http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/4483552.stm (and Kenny Goss) on their impending nuptials. It’s nice to know that someone is moving forward on this. Go UK!
Ah, finally my state does something to be proud of. At least the Senate and Assembly have, by approving the Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Protection Act. Now we’ll see if our Guv’nor is a better man that I think he is, because he has to sign or veto it in the next 30 days or it will become law despite him.
As an aside, I’m really glad that Marriage Protection is finally being used in the true sense, rather than the ironic way it’s been used by the religious right. (i.e. this actually does protect the right to marry, not protect the status quo.)
UPDATE: OK, maybe not. Our governor is a wingnut.
Stupid Wisconsin. If this passes, I will boycott you. I mean it.
ETA: I guess I’m already boycotting South Dakota and Minnesota. And I get what they’re saying about the birds, but neuter and release is the best solution to that. You know how parents say to kids, “Only take it if you’re going to eat it?” I say that to hunters.
AP (via CBS) has a wonderful analysis of why New York’s same-sex marriage ruling is different. Worth a read.
Oddly enough, Mayor Bloomberg is appealing the ruling because he’s an ardent supporter of it. Apparently he’s been advised that it might not stand on its own, and only the Court of Appeals can make it stick. Or something.
If this blog entry on “prisoner abuse in the name of Anti-Terrorism”:http://obsidianwings.blogs.com/obsidian_wings/2004/07/failures_of_ima.html doesn’t make you feel like you’ve been kicked in the stomach, then you’re made of stronger stuff than I.