Tip of the hat:
A very special congratulations to Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi on their legal marriage in California. Ellen DeGeneres is one of the funniest people I can think of, and while I don’t get to watch a lot of daytime television I do love her show when I see it. I wish them a lifetime of happiness!
Also worth noting (as if I needed another reason to love her) was Katherine Heigl being quoted giving them Best Wishes. I know that she is a supporter of gay rights, and that kicks all kinds of ass.
The passing of the law in California granting the right for all consenting people to wed no matter who they love gives me hope that this country may someday pull its head out of its collective arse. The day we start treating people like people will be a breakthrough to humanity. It starts in California. I hope all of our state government can see what a great and wondrous thing it is to keep the morals of a small segment out of our laws.
Congratulations to two brilliant and beautiful people (inside and out).
Wag of the finger:
A great big “fuck you” to CNN for their totally unnecessary use of scare quotes around the word marriage in the headline. According to the law in California, marriage is marriage. It is not a so called marriage. It is not negotiable. I have some fucking punctuation for you, CNN. DeGeneres and de Rossi are married. Period.
This is not a matter of style. This is a matter of some completely non-thinking twit in the editing department making a poor decision.
Also, a hearty fuck you to all homophobes and to all the wing-nuts who are frantically trying to get a vote on the ballot in November to repeal the Equal Marriage Law in California. How fucking condescending of you to think that you know better who should or should not marry. I am not protesting your right to marry and procreate and raise your children as big of bigots and hate filled wankers as you are (though I think more people should, but I am certainly not asking for a big official vote on it). Freedom of religion does not mean that only certain types of Christians get to set the moral codes for the rest of us. I have no problem w/ Christianity as a whole, I know plenty of people who do it right, and manage not to be big pathetic hypocrites trying to indoctrinate the world w/ hate and fear. I have a problem w/ the “we are right, you are wrong” mentality.
So, wing-nuts and evangelical know-it-alls: Get the fuck out of our bedrooms, keep your Sky Bully out of our laws, and keep your laws off of our bodies.
h/t to WKW of Shakesville.