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.
LOVE THESE SCOTUS SIGNS! More here.
Tina Fey broke out the Palin impression last night. Fey-as-Palin’s views on gun control — “If everybody had guns, then there would be fewer guns in the stores” — and same-sex marriage — “Well, the bible says it’s gross” and “Marriage is meant for people who wear different kinds of swimsuits” — is worth the price of admission on this thing.
Ah, this is adorable. Please, “Concerned Minnesotan father and husband” Mike Frey, tell us more about sodomy and AIDS and the details of man-on-man sex, but also, don’t bother to explain how making it legal for loving gay couples to marry makes anything you’re saying true.
You tell ‘em, Ethan!
The only problem is, according to the Disney Dream itinerary, there were cool characters on board. Check this out.
Same-same marriages are officially legal in Maine.
Not only are the pics of smiling newlyweds amazing, but videos of the crowds outside cheering and singing “All You Need Is Love” are even better.