Friday, June 26, 2015

The Rainbow Zone Is For The Immediate Loading and Unloading...


Today is a great day, as another group of Second Class citizens is finally bumped up to First.  And though it took a fortune in legal fees, most of our SkyMiles, and who knows how many hours spent standing in line at the counter while the Supreme Court clerks clacked away on their computer terminals, doing whatever it is they do, the Nine Old Men (actually, it's the Six Old Men, plus the Three Old Women, minus the Four Old Assholes) have acknowledged that all Americans have an equal right to board marriage in an orderly fashion as soon as their row is called.  (And since this is a party, would it kill them to offer a complimentary beverage for once?)

To our wingnut friends and visitors, I would respectfully advise that you to take some time to deal with your frustration and disappointment, refocus your energies, and then, when you're ready, move on to blockading some other form of social progress.

But to all our gay and lesbian friends, Mary, Sheri, and I would just like to say: Congratulations! And please don't register someplace expensive.

Update: From Bill S.:
I'd have never guessed that this morning, when I was in my living room, stereo headphones on blasting, George Michael's "Freedom" and dancing in my underwear, that I'd come home to news like this! Wait, did I MAKE that happen? Was I unwittingly performing a liturgical dance?

9 comments:

preznit said...

this is the week that Stonewall Inn overtakes stonewall jackson in ideology ;}

Scott said...

Well put, Preznit. I need that on a t-shirt.

Li'l Innocent said...

May the rainbow banner fly forever!

heydave said...

Preznit,very well put. Or in the words of my favorite reaction, "better luck next time, assholes."

Carl said...

I'm not even gay and I was crying tears of joy.

And thinking about my curtains. God they are soooooo ugly...

heydave said...

Preznit,very well put. Or in the words of my favorite reaction, "better luck next time, assholes."

D. Sidhe said...

We celebrated our asses off today. Spend tomorrow recovering, and Monday, we strategise to take down "traditional two person marriage, as ordained by god". Take THAT, Mike Huckabee!

Ever onward, activists!


Incidentally, I haven't seen much on how this affects transperson marriages. Does it make it easier, or is there still work to do there?

And I still want to do something about people who are not married but would like to designate someone as a next of kin for legal purposes. As far as I'm concerned, it's none of the government's business if two people in a relationship are fucking each other, as long as there's no coercion going on. Two consenting housemates want next of kin privileges, extend them a civil union. Why make them spend a shitload of money on a lawyer to draw up a contract that allows their lives together to not be devastated legally and financially when one is hurt or dies? Single people deserve the legal rights of social security survivor benefits too, not to mention inheritance laws.

Marriage is not the only union that makes two people more than they were apart. Let's stop pretending single people live alone without friends and partners.

Congratulations, team civil rights! Seriously. Drinks all around! LOTS of drinks! But when we're done celebrating, there's still more we can do.

grouchomarxist said...

Besides being the right thing to do, the massive butthurt this has given the wingers has been a joy to behold.

Dr BDH said...

My reaction to the Court decision was, "Put a woman on the $20 bill - Ru Paul!"