1. ALSO, MARYLAND JUST BECAME THE FIRST STATE TO LEGALIZE SAME SEX MARRIAGE BY POPULAR VOTE

    nancy-pelosi:

    SO THERE’S THAT

    (Source: prince-warp)

     
  2. 12:57 15th May 2012

    notes: 422

    reblogged from: buzzfeed

    tags: jay-zgay marriage


    I’ve always thought it as something that was still holding the country back. What people do in their own homes is their business and you can choose to love whoever you love. That’s their business. It’s no different than discriminating against blacks. It’s discrimination plain and simple…I think it’s the right thing to do, so whether it costs him votes or not - again, it’s not about votes. It’s about people. It’s the right thing to do as a human being.
     
  3. All sarcasm aside, it’s an extremely sad night for all families in North Carolina. It’s not just families headed by or including lesbian, gay or bisexual members who will be hurt. A real blow has been dealt to their legal options for protection and support, it’s true. But all North Carolinians — in living with a constitution which legalizes discrimination, and which creates two sets of rights for two sets of citizens — are hurt in the cycle of a false notion of superiority and inferiority. Pro-equality Fortune 500 companies will be less likely to settle there, hurting the economic options for totally gay and totally straight North Carolinians alike. And they’ll be hurt for at least a generation, if not generations, with this constitutional amendment.
    — 

    Steven Thrasher at The Village Voice

    North Carolina voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment on Tuesday that makes marriage between a man and a woman the only kind of union recognized by the state.

    Here a look at what the vote means for the state and the country

    (via theweekmagazine)
     
  4. 13:41 7th Feb 2012

    notes: 40

    reblogged from: newshour

    tags: prop 8gay marriagecalifornia


    newshour:

Breaking: Court Upholds Proposition 8 Unconstitutional Ruling

“Proposition 8 serves no purpose, and has no effect, other than to lessen the status and human dignity of gays and lesbians in California, and to officially reclassify their relationships and families as inferior to those of opposite-sex couples,” Judge Stephen Reinhardt wrote in the ruling.

(Photo by Catherine Wise/NewsHour)

    newshour:

    Breaking: Court Upholds Proposition 8 Unconstitutional Ruling

    “Proposition 8 serves no purpose, and has no effect, other than to lessen the status and human dignity of gays and lesbians in California, and to officially reclassify their relationships and families as inferior to those of opposite-sex couples,” Judge Stephen Reinhardt wrote in the ruling.

    (Photo by Catherine Wise/NewsHour)

     
  5. neighborhoodr-newyork:

We now live in a world where the mayor of New York (or more likely, his intern) checks into a Foursquare meme and cross-posts it to Twitter.

    neighborhoodr-newyork:

    We now live in a world where the mayor of New York (or more likely, his intern) checks into a Foursquare meme and cross-posts it to Twitter.

    (Source: neighborhoodr-newyork)

     
  6. Another shot of the ESB in the fog.
via @_ginababy

    Another shot of the ESB in the fog.

    via @_ginababy

     
  7. THIS is how the Empire State Building looks tonight.
Shrouded in fog.
via @jam2885

    THIS is how the Empire State Building looks tonight.

    Shrouded in fog.

    via @jam2885

     
  8. neighborhoodr-newyork:

New York passes Same Sex Marriage bill : 33-29

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A PHOTOSHOPPED IMAGE. IT IS NOT REAL. THANK YOU.
(Even so it’s still cool. I think the real Empire State Building should do this.)

    neighborhoodr-newyork:

    New York passes Same Sex Marriage bill : 33-29

    PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A PHOTOSHOPPED IMAGE. IT IS NOT REAL. THANK YOU.

    (Even so it’s still cool. I think the real Empire State Building should do this.)

     
  9. "Restore the sanctity of marriage!" "We shouldn’t redefine marriage!"

    Screw off with your nonsensical ideas of marriage and the sanctity of it.

    In the Old Testamant, ‘marriage’ was basically just purchasing a woman from her father, because back then, women were looked upon as property.

    Christianity frowns upon divorce and remarrying [ditto with Roman Catholicism], but you don’t see any religious folk getting all worked up about that.

    A gallup poll conducted in 1958 showed that 96% of white Americans disapproved of interracial marriage. In the US, in 1960, it was illegal for a black person to marry a white person in 22 states. If we hadn’t “redefined marriage”, some states would still make it illegal for blacks to marry whites.

    Making it legal for same-sex couples to marry won’t do anything other than let same-sex couples marry each other. The world won’t fall apart, God won’t come from the heavens and smite the sinners, etc. etc. The world will keep on turning, and everyone will just go on with their lives. Another day in America. The only difference now, is that the people who are against letting same-sex couples marry will be viewed as the bigoted assholes they are. The sad thing is that many of them will justify their homophobia with their religious texts, as if they were incapable of harbouring any opinions that weren’t planted there by said religious texts.

    Marriage has had a long, disappointing, and shameful past, and the idea that we should “restore the sanctity” of it is amusing, because it never really had any to begin with.

     
  10. 22:59

    notes: 36591

    reblogged from: newsweek

    tags: gay marriageLGBTNYC


    neighborhoodr-newyork:

New York passes Same Sex Marriage bill : 33-29
     
  11. 22:37

    notes: 3

    tags: BREAKINGgay marriage


    32 votes were needed to pass the bill. All but 4 Republicans voted against the bill.

    This makes New York the 6th and largest state in the US to allow gay marriage.

     
  12. chrissiegee said: What is your opinion on homosexual couples adopting and raising children?

    Personally, I find it offensive that people discriminate against homosexual couples for adopting and raising children, like it will somehow harm the child that they have two fathers or two mothers. Growing up with gay parents won’t make you gay, and it’s unbelievable that people actually believe that it will. 

    We don’t discriminate anybody else from adopting children, so why do we discriminate against gay people? If the people are going to adopt the child into a loving, nurturing, and safe household, why would it matter what the sexual-orientation of the parents is?

    Simply put - it’s a bigoted and narrow-minded way of thinking.

    (As long as the child is being put into a good home with good people, why is it anyone elses business?)

     
  13. If a gay judge says gays should be allowed to marry each other, he obviously has an agenda because he is gay himself! 

    But a straight judge saying only heterosexuals should be allowed to marry totally doesn’t have an agenda on the basis that he himself is a heterosexual. He’s just following the law of the Bible!

    (this is the argument made by conservatives)

     
  14. Moral disapproval alone is an improper basis on which to deny rights to gay men and lesbians.The evidence shows conclusively that Proposition 8 enacts, without reason, a private moral view that same-sex couples are inferior to opposite-sex couples.
    — 

    U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker ruling today that Proposition 8 - which banned same-sex marriage in California - was unconstitutional. It has now been overturned. 

    Read the ruling here and check out the blog for the Rachel Maddow show which is highlighting sections of the ruling.

     
  15. I couldn’t leave out the imbeciles who believe that gay marriage and sex-offenders are one in the same.

    I couldn’t leave out the imbeciles who believe that gay marriage and sex-offenders are one in the same.