supergee: (hearts)
50 years ago today the Supreme Court decided the appropriately named case of Loving v. Virginia, banishing the primitive tribal taboo that forbade marriage between people who could plausibly be put into different boxes under the fraudulent category of “Race.” A few years ago the late Mildred Loving said that she hoped she would be a precedent for same-sex marriage, and she has been. Oh, and we won gender; number is next.


Jul. 1st, 2015 05:55 am
supergee: (hurricane kate)
I first encountered Wayne Allyn Root in the pro football magazines, where he was offering his services as an investment adviser. Now he has moved on to defending America against same-sex marriage, which threatens to infect the rest of us with the diabolical notion that marriage can be something other than a tiresome duty. Amanda Marcotte mocks him, including pointing out that his statistics don't work. If he applied those arithmetical skills to beating the spread, it's no wonder he needed a new gig.

Thanx to Pandagon.


Jun. 26th, 2015 01:40 pm
supergee: (liberty)
Hooray for the Supreme Court (again)
supergee: (hearts)
I've been in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage since shortly after heteroracial ones were permitted, but now my support is suspect because I represent the abomination for which same-sex marriage is the innocent stalking horse: recognition of n>2 marriages, such as the loving, committed one [ profile] womzilla, [ profile] nellorat, and I have had for more than 20 years. Of course, there will be a whole new set of problems. For instance, we can't have it in the US until we have a single-payer health care system like the First World has because there are already more than enough people getting married for health coverage. Still, I believe we're getting there. An argument for it.

Thanx to [ profile] andrewducker
supergee: (breeches)
It's hard out there for a sexual conservative. Andrew Sullivan, for instance, supports all sorts of conservative values, one of which is that everyone should be monogamously married. But he has noticed that some people are primarily or exclusively attracted to their own sex (being one himself helps), so he was in the vanguard for marriage equality.

But there are a lot of other people who go back to an ancient list of rules about not eating shrimp or wearing garments of mixed fabric and believe that the sexual parts of the list are still relevant to our times. They consider themselves the true conservatives and Andrew Sullivan a dangerous radical prevert.

Heterosexual conservatism raises the same problems. When Beyonce did a song that treated her long-term monogamous committed relationship as something exciting and sexy, the National Organization for [only one kind of] Marriage decided it was a travesty of the deadly serious quasi-industrial enterprise* they exist to perpetuate. Amanda Marcotte discusses.
*Thank you, Albert Jay Nock
supergee: (poodle)
Allegedly heterosexual group insists that men will not stay married to women if they have a better alternative.

Thanx to Pandagon.


Feb. 9th, 2013 05:43 am
supergee: (kerplop)
Fox News thought it was defending traditional marriage

Kicking it

Sep. 7th, 2012 07:27 pm
supergee: (football)
NFL punter Chris Kluwe says sensible things about marriage equality (uses language).
supergee: (thumb)

45 years ago today, Virginia lost an effort to defend marriage.

Thanx to Anthony Von Krag on Facebook
supergee: (kerplop)
North Carolina's previous defensive action in the War on Marriage.

Thanx to [ profile] theweaselking
supergee: (Salamanca)
There are many good things to pick on North Carolina about, but cousin marriage isn't one of them.

Thanx to Making Light.
supergee: (wink)
New York has become less stupid about marriage


Sep. 22nd, 2010 09:19 am
supergee: (bucky)
Alleged gay equality movement opposes equal marriage.

Thanx to [ profile] andrewducker


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