Saturday, September 29, 2012

Meeting the Governor at a Marriage Equality Event


We attended a Maryland Marriage Equality fundraising event this past weekend.
Governor O'Malley Sings!
video It was so great to see all of the support from so many elected officials - Governor O'Malley, Lt Governor Anthony Brown, and Attorney General Doug Gansler were all in attendance. Governor O'Malley stated during his remarks that the opposition to Prop 6 is overwhelming, they have much more money, and their misleading hate ads will begin airing in the DC Metro market beginning Oct 8.
The governor gave us a treat and picked up a guitar and played a song- and had everyone singing along. If it wasn't for Governor O'Malley the marriage equality law would not have passed in the state. Now, because of churches, it's on the ballot for Marylanders to decide in November (why can't they just leave the law alone and stop being so idiotic?). 
Anyway, the evening was nice, and we got to watch a moving 1 hour film about how aging gay people are struggling - and how some have been thrown out of aging care facilities. It was enough to make you mad and make you cry at the same time.
MD Atty General Doug Gansler
The Governor sings.

L to R: Atty Gen. Doug Gansler, Lt. Gvnr Anthony Brown, Gvr Martin O'Malley, Rep. Chris Van Holland, Marriage Equality Mgr

Doug Gansler - Who said MD must recognize out of state marriages

Lt. Governor Anthony Brown

Governor O'Malley

 







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.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
Check out these great books (yeah, Rob's are in there, too)

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

Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14