Defense of Marriage Act *update*

Waiting for these people to stop impersonating this person The Defense of Marriage Act is one of the most reprehensible legislative acts that has existed in my own short lifetime. Great strides have been made in the last few decades but it's more than upsetting just how damn long it takes to just treat people good. Humanity has a shitty record with bringing equality about. Hell, just 6 years before I was born it was still legal to fire a woman for being … [Read more...]

First gay wedding on a US Military base

Slate has an excellent article about the first gay wedding on a US military base. These newlyweds actually met in church - a church that is¬†virulently¬†homophobic. Both remain religious, but are finally able to shed a lifetime of shame and fear. It's a great time to be in the military. Tech. Sgt. Erwynn Umali (right) and Will Behrens (left) at the McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst chapel, where their civil union was held on June 23, 2012. [Photo by Jeff Shrugg...many more available on Slate] Tech. … [Read more...]

Graham County IS NUMBER ONE!!! (hateful county in the state)

Some of us think we already look this stupid. N.C.'s recently passed Amendment One is terrible. It prohibits gay and lesbian marriage, and functions as an amendment to the State's constitution. We already had a damn law here prohibiting gay marriage, so it was a superfluous slap in the face to the LGBT community. The vote was closer than many of us imagined - 61% For discrimination and 39% against discrimination. As you may imagine, the more rural counties voted 'for' it (for … [Read more...]

Two marriage proposals at the Fort Bragg atheist festival

Just before the camera started rolling, I started the set up: "The best part of any YouTube debate is always a Q & A session. It's a bit more intimate, and honest discussion starts happening. So let's get a mix-mic out there, for some Q & A" /www.youtube.com/embed/DJHajd68AMQ? Congratulations to the Riddlehoovers! That's enough Q & A. Dave Silverman then joined me on stage and we shared 'a moment'. A second marriage proposal almost happened! This footage comes from the … [Read more...]


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