I think a much better analogy would have been brother and sister, don’t you?
Judge Mary Jacobson says now that the federal government recognizes gay marriages, not doing so in New Jersey would violate the state constitution. It’s not immediately clear when marriages could begin or whether the state government will appeal to a higher-level state court. Gov. Chris Christie is opposed to gay marriage, and his administration is expected to appeal.
The really mind-boggling part here is how untested Rudd’s answer feels. That’s not focus group talk. That’s not politician speak. That’s raw realness. That’s Rudd speaking from his heart, mind *and* soul. That’s a prime minister with the guts to say what he truly thinks about a wedge issue. That’s so … ridiculously rare.
Ladies and gents, the first gay couple to be married in Minnesota! And click here for much more adorableness from City Hall.
Awww: Adorable wedding scenes from yet another state with marriage equality. Pics, Vines, vids —> Click here to check out all that went down at 12:01 am in Minnesota.
What a day: marriage equality AND Obama’s call.
Everhart, who may or may not have just been Clockwork Orange’d and forced to sit through multiple horrific screenings of I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry on an endless loop, thinks marriage equality is just an insurance scam:
“You may be as straight as an arrow, and you may have a friend that is as straight as an arrow,” Everhart told the Marietta Daily Journal. “Say you had a great job with the government where you had this wonderful health plan. I mean, what would prohibit you from saying that you’re gay, and y’all get married and still live as separate, but you get all the benefits? I just see so much abuse in this it’s unreal.” Everhart added: “There is no way that this is about equality. To me, it’s all about a free ride.”
Why is marriage important? Why are these Prop 8 and DOMA oral arguments before the Supreme Court so damn important? Don’t listen to all the noise — just listen to the lead plaintiff in the DOMA case, an 83-year-old woman named Edie Windsor, who lost her lifelong partner and ended up in a hospital with “broken heart syndrome,” only to wake up and realize the “federal government was treating us as strangers.” This is an everyday hero.