It’s a big day, bitches!

Today, the US Supreme Court decides if California was a little bitch for letting Prop 8 pass (spoiler alert, it was). This is a big fucking day. Tomorrow is a big day too, but I think today is bigger (that’s probably very debatable). The Supreme Court will say whether it is unconstitutional for a state to infringe upon the rights of GLBT individuals in regard to marriage. To a lot of people, that doesn’t matter much. To a lot of people, that doesn’t effect them personally. But I am here to say, if there is anyone out there that doesn’t see marriage as a civil right, and doesn’t think I deserve the same rights as you do, go to my Facebook profile and click unfriend. You can also feel free to delete me from your phone!

I’m not being overly emotional, and I am not kidding. If you don’t think I deserve to have the same rights as you do (me, not gay people. me.) then you are not my friend. It is not saying “gay people” shouldn’t get married. It is saying that my marriage is wrong. It is you saying that your neighbors, friends, cousins, acquaintances, and random people you pass on the street are “others” . That we are “less than” you are. And if you think that, I do not want you in my life. I don’t want to convince you to think otherwise. That is impossible. And quite honestly, I couldn’t give two shits if you do change your mind. But put your shitty opinions elsewhere, and keep them out of the law books.

Now for one of the gayest pictures ever taken:

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It’s a big day, bitches!

8 thoughts on “It’s a big day, bitches!

  1. Love this post! And, I think one day we will look back at this time in history the same way we look back at women’s suffrage and segregation. It’s a no-brainer that everyone is entitled to the basic human right to marry whomever they choose. The fight for gay rights are the defining civil rights of our generation. The tide IS turning.

  2. Great post and I feel the same way. I’ve completely cut people who I thought were friends because they voted against my family. I dont’ give a shit who you are, I don’t want anything to do with you if you don’t believe I deserve basic civil rights.

    When I talk to people about this issue, I like to point out that this isn’t about marriage or civil unions or whatever you want to call it being between a man and a woman or any of the other emotional triggers that people like to toss out.

    At it’s base, the issue is being able to enter into a legal contract with another adult. That’s it. There are lots of things that go along with it, of course, but that’s what this is about. I’m not demanding to be able to stand up in front of anyone and declare my love publicly. What I am demanding is the ability to enjoy the legal protections that accompany the legal contract that other American citizens are allowed to simply because one has a vagina and one has a penis.

    As a tax-paying, hard working, veteran, wife, mother, and, most importantly, an American, I demand legal equity.

    I’m also certain I’ve seen way gayer photos. One word: Liberace.

    1. It would only be gayer if Liberace were giving one of them a reach-around. But until we break the space-time continuum, this’ll have to be gay enough.

      But I hugely agree with the rest of it. Nobody wants to force your church to have same sex unions. Well, non-bigoted people within your church might, but that’s not me. I want my wife to be able to get my inheritance without paying a tax. And to be able to put her on my health insurance, like every straight married couple can do.

  3. I understand what you’re saying and where you’re coming from. I share your passion for equality.

    But I’m not as angry and willing to dispose of unenlightened people — perhaps because I perceive myself as blessed — as chosen — as an exceptional being among the minority of those where, up until the past decade, love was our only legacy. Nothing else held us together. No law, no courtroom, no societal acceptance, no guarantee, no dowry, no promise, no expectation — just one persons love for another against all odds.

    We lose something when we choose to assimilate so completely and insistently.

    We gain a great deal, yes. That’s evident.

    But it isn’t a win-win if we beat them with venom in our voices, orchestrated by raging hearts.

    Equality will come to us. It will.

    But love must prevail within us. It must.

    If we expect others to rise to our level, we must remain as beacons. We can’t do that by shunning others in the way we’ve been shunned. It’s counterproductive and counterintuitive and only serves to make us their reflection.

    Just a thought.

    1. I agree that venom isn’t wanted, and I don’t really feel like I have a huge amount of venom for anyone (well, except for Ann Coulter, but if she came around tomorrow, I’d hug even her). My thought is, I am fine having a metric shit ton of acquaintances (and I have a shit ton, believe me). But, I think the number 1 greatest thing about being an adult is the ability to choose your inner circle. Those that I consider my friends do not include those that don’t see me as equal to them. Acquaintance? Yes. Friend? Absolutely not.

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