Wednesday, August 18, 2010

SIGH- Prop 8 Upheld Again... But idiots can marry!

On Monday, August 16, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals announced an indefinite stay of Judge Walker's ruling striking down Proposition 8. SIGH.
What the hell is wrong with people?
Have married gay couples in 5 states increased the straight divorce rate?
Has the world ended? NO.
Equal needs to be equal. This is getting really tedious and stupid. Marriage is not a religious institution. It's a civil right. People who have no religion marry all the time.
What makes me even MORE furious is when we watch TV shows like Judge Judy, where straight couples with NO JOB, NO EDUCATION, and one is either on drugs, is an alcoholic, or has done Jail Time have between 3 and 7 children that they can't support! IT'S OKAY FOR THEM TO MARRY, though, because they're straight. Stupid, but straight. There are lots of grounded gay couples with good jobs, homes, etc. that can raise children in a safe, healthy environment.... but, they can't legally marry (in most states). How stupid is that?
The good news is that the 9th Circuit expedited the case for a hearing on December 6 -- an unusual fast-tracking of the appeals process and a positive sign. *I hope*

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Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next