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Thursday, November 20, 2014

More Marriage News

Current map of U. S. marriage equality per Wikipedia.
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Wow, take your eyes off the headlines for just a day, and you miss so much. But here's the skinny:

South Carolina's first same-sex marriage happened Wednesday.

And Montana will soon have them too, if the AG's appeal to the Supremes doesn't work.

Good news - enjoy it fellas, before we plunge into the deep darkness of another fascist Republican era, now fast approaching. All bets will be off then.

Update, 6:15 p.m.:

The U.S. Supreme Court today denied South Carolina's request for a stay, so couples all over the Palmetto State began marrying shortly after 4 p.m., mirabile dictu.

You Yankee boys should understand - South Carolina is deeply conservative, even more so than Alabama or Mississippi.  They have lovely manners, but they are Bourbons who refuse to advance beyond the 19th century.  There's a reason why South Carolina was the first state to secede from the Union.  This will fry all their tomatoes.

And in Montana:


Frank said...

I read that NOM is going away with dwindling contributions but that the Alliance Defending Freedom (Towleroad) is raising all kinds of money to enshrine discrimination in the US under the guise of "religious freedom" while simultaneously advocating imprisonment for gays by funding efforts to do so by regressive governments overseas. And with the elephants in charge, who knows what to expect here.

Russ Manley said...

What the party boys and the mouthy girls don't realize is that what the straight boys give, the straight boys can take away, too. We are a tiny minority utterly dependent on the goodwill of the 95 percent.

All that we have gained in the last decade can be stripped away overnight. I hope it won't happen - but it could.

Stan said...

This Yankee Boy used to live in Georgia and know exactly what your talking about Russ.

Russ Manley said...

Georgia, really Stan? I'll bet that was quite a culture shock for you.

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