Category Archives: Poltics

Eleven years ago today this happened in MA

Same Sex MarriageNovember 18th, 2013 the Massachusetts State Supreme Judicial Court ruled that a ban on gay marriage is discriminatory and unconstitutional. Opponents made doomsday predictions about how this would destroy traditional marriage. History has proven those arguments were nothing more than thinly veiled homophobic rantings.

I would imagine the fact that the very, very gay friendly state of Massachusetts having the lowest divorce rate per capita in the United States is a very inconvenient truth for those who continue to oppose same sex marriage on the basis that it harms the institution of marriage.

Thought of the day: Christian values

Christian ValuesWhat an inconvenient truth.  Well said Mr. President.

Much thanks to Jennifer White for sharing this.

25 Years ago today the Berlin Wall came down

For Millenials it must seem strange to think of Germany as two separate nations with its historic capital, Berlin, divided by barbed wire and troops patrolling with orders to shoot to kill if anyone from East Berlin tried to escape.  However, that was the reality until twenty-five years ago when the Berlin wall came down; the symbolic repercussions of that event cannot be stressed strongly enough.

With all the challenges in the world today whether it pertains to nuclear proliferation, war and or outbreaks that threaten public health, it is important to recognize how much better the world has become too.   A big part of that world becoming a better place is the fall of Communist Europe.

The Show Me State is now the Marry Me State

Missouri Marriage EqualityMarriage Equality comes to the “Show Me State” Missouri

From the HRC website:  Today Judge Ortrie D. Smith ruled against Missouri’s state constitutional amendment banning marriage equality, making the Show Me State the latest state to see such a ban struck down in court since the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its historic marriage rulings last June.  In Lawson v. Kelly, the ACLU of Missouri sued the state on behalf of same-sex couples who argue that Missouri’s ban on marriage equality violates the U.S. Constitution.  For more information link here.

Vote Tuesday, November 4, 2014

election dayAre you eligible to vote?  If you are, I’m sure you have also registered but you may be unsure of where to vote tomorrow so I wanted to share this nifty website,  MA Elections and Voting.

Dick of the week: Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX)

Dick of the week Rep. Louie GohmertEarlier this week U.S. Representative Louie Gohmert, a Republican from Texas, made headlines after his appearance on a conservative talk radio show called, “Point of View” where he apparently went on a rant about gays in the military.

His reasoning why gays should be banned — they’ll want massages, which leaves America open to terrorism.

Really?  Gay men would be too preoccupied with getting massages from each other?  My response:  “You are too stupid to try and reason with so would you please just STFU Rep. Gohmert.

Meet the author: Marc Solomon

TWCTen years ago Massachusetts became the first state to legalize same-sex marriage. And after the US Supreme Court’s landmark rulings in the summer of 2013 a tipping point had been reached; as of right now there are 32 states provide legal recognition and that number seems to be growing by the day.

Author and community organizer, Marc Solomon, who wrote, Winning Marriage: The Inside Story of How Same-Sex Couples Took on the Politicians and Pundits – and Won, has been invited by TWC to have a “Meet the Author”.

Marc Solomon  What:  Author Salon — Marc Solomon 
  When:  Tuesday, November 11, 2014
  Where:  BoConcept, 999 Mass Avenue, Cambridge, MA
  RSVP: Purchase tickets here

 

The Author Salon as TWC refers to it is on Tuesday, November 11 in Cambridge. In addition to the titillating discussion, you can enjoy complimentary drinks from Deep Eddy Vodka and Hint, plus the chance to buy a signed copy of Winning Marriage (at a discount!).  Previous Author Salons hosted by TWC have sold out so if this is of interest, mark the date on your calendar and get your tix – quick.