Jan. 25th, 2012

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Shares article and video of Hood by Perfume Genius. Please be aware that while this should be absolutely considered worksafe because it does not involve a heterosexual couple, it might not be. So don't play it if you have those sorts of worries at your work place.

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Marked NSFW, Clint Eastwood "These people who are making a big deal out of gay marriage? I don't give a fuck about who wants to get married to anybody else! Why not?! We're making a big deal out of things we shouldn't be making a deal out of. They go on and on with all this bullshit about "sanctity" -- don't give me that sanctity crap! Just give everybody the chance to have the life they want."

And there are others!!

Straight Guys, Fierce Allies
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Bless them, bless them both. (This is from the Straight Allies article I posted earlier. I don't want these to get lost. I cried over both these men and wished I could have hugged the Chaplain.)

In 2009, the Maine Senate Committee held a hearing before the legislature voted to recognize equality in marriage. Among those who came to testify was Philip Spooner, 86 years old, father of four sons, a lifetime Republican, an active VFW chaplain and a World War II vet.

Quote: "A woman at my polling place asked me, "Do you believe in equality for gay and lesbian people?" I was pretty surprised to be asked a question like that; it made no sense to me.

Finally I asked her, "What do you think our boys fought for at Omaha Beach?"

Rep. John Kriesel

Who can tell a soldier who literally fought on a battleground for liberty and justice for all that he doesn't know what that means? Two such men make the list. The first is Iraq war veteran and Minnesota State Representative John Kriesel. He explains that basic training taught him that there are the hard rights and easy wrongs, and that it's easier to go along with the crowd when they are wrong than stand alone for what's right. That day, Kriesel took a "hard right" himself, defying his party, the Republicans, to vote against a gay-marriage-ban amendment to the Minnesota State Constitution.

Quote: This amendment doesn't represent what I went to fight for; this doesn't represent that. Hear that out there? [Cheering from equality allies gathered to watch the vote.] That's the America I fought for. And I'm proud of that.


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