Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Gay Thing: Marriage Equality in Montana! And (Kinda) in South Carolina

Despite a few setbacks, roadblocks, stays, delays and really, really whiny Republican governors and attorneys general, the marriage equality wave just keeps on rolling, from one end of the country to the other. Or more like in from the edges, and crashing together in the middle, pooling in some rather confused states (looking at you, Kansas, Arkansas and Missouri). Due to the aforementioned whiny politicos, those states and South Carolina have a muddled mess of marriage in some places, not in others, recognized from out of state or not, recognized by their own state or not. It grows a little tiresome, but it's really happening so fast, I can almost just roll my eyes and shrug it off.

Image from Slate
Almost. I'm still pissed that it seems to be cool with so many people--from anonymous bloggers, to radio personalities, to elected officials--to proclaim gay people to be less than, other, second-class citizens and worse. What they don't realize is that their naked animus is actually helpful in proving the point that we're treated unequally. In fact, without the discriminatory pre-emptive constitutional amendments that swept the country in the 90s and 2000s, it's extremely unlikely that we'd be up to at least 34 marriage equality states. So, thanks, haters. You did it. You really did it. You still suck, but you did it.


Montana marriage ban overturned; licenses granted
A federal judge on Wednesday overturned the state gay marriage ban in Montana, one of the last states to continue defending its ban despite rulings in favor of same-sex marriage from appeals courts that oversee them. . .

Read more at: Yahoo!

Image from source, MSN

1st gay marriage licenses issued in South Carolina

A judge issued the first gay marriage licenses and a couple was married in South Carolina on Wednesday, even as the state attorney general asked the U.S. Supreme Court to step in and block the unions. . .

Read more at: MSN

No comments:

Post a Comment

Have something to say to us? Post it here!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...