Here we go! 

Now don’t get me wrong here, peeps, because I’m all for courts that weigh in and tell governments that they need to start recognizing rights and not stomping all over them, but I think it lends so much more legitimacy to gay marriage when it comes from the legislature and the governor.  It’s like saying, “Hey, we’re all on board with this, let’s go!”  Instead of, “You must do this because it’s the right thing to do.” 


12 Responses to “Dominoes”

  1. 1 aaron May 6, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    I agree that it makes it more legitimate when it comes from the legislature. But I really just like that states like Iowa and Maine are doing it. Defying expectations, sort of. Maybe it’s my sconnie chip on my shoulder, but I think people see Iowa and Maine and similar places as backwaters (attention Dale: I don’t), so it’s nice to remind certain people that the hinterland can be on the edge of things too.

  2. 2 gracieandkate May 6, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    Agreed. Although two points: (1) Let’s capitalize Sconnie, people. Show some respect and (2) Maine did it through the legislature, which is my point. I know you aren’t saying they didn’t — how could you? that would be quite silly — but your “but” makes me feel that way. Though I know you’re really just saying that whether it’s legislative action or judicial, you like that it’s coming from the backwater.

    Oops! Backwater? Did I say that?

  3. 3 aaron May 6, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    Point taken. This Sconnie’s dream: the Utah legislature legalizes same-sex marriage.

  4. 4 gracieandkate May 6, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    Good one.

  5. 5 Kristin May 7, 2009 at 9:07 am

    I’m holding out for Oklahoma.

    Also. Folks: what can we do to stop the Bristol madness?? Anything?

  6. 6 kateandgracie May 7, 2009 at 10:31 am

    Let’s put our collective heads together to figure out how to save Bristol.

    But first, thanks to Kristin for this fun article.

  7. 7 Sara H May 7, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    Uh oh, what am I missing on Bristol? I’ve been out of the loop on news after spending 2 days at Dead shows. I’m totally behind on DWTS, too.

  8. 8 Sarayu May 8, 2009 at 10:10 am

    I’m behind on everything, but it feels like it’s been ages since my last post and I hate that. It’s truly disappointing to me that California still has prop 8 on the table. It’s so maddening that for a few months there was the option that’s now been taken away. Why people have to go out of their way just to get in the way of other people’s happiness is beyond me.

  9. 9 gracieandkate May 8, 2009 at 11:04 am

    Dead shows? Please explain.

    I saw the Dead in Vegas summer of 1995. Not totally proud of that.

  10. 10 Kristin May 8, 2009 at 11:07 am

    ‘Cause it was Vegas? ‘Cause Jerry was dead already (I think he was)?

  11. 11 Sara H May 8, 2009 at 11:45 am

    My dear husband is a total Deadhead, and I accompanied him to both shows in Rosemont Mon/Tues. I know he wishes it otherwise, but the music, and moreso the Scene, don’t really speak to me. The tunes weren’t too bad, and they have an Allman Bros. dude taking Jerry’s spot, and he’s quite good. But, it was like an alternate universe to which my bureacratic, suburb-living, golden-retriever-walking, non-substance-imbibing-except-wine stick up the butt self does not fit. I felt gone from this world for a few days.

    I think Jerry died late summer of ’95? I believe that was the summer Russ went on tour for like a month, and he was still playing. Did you do lots of crazy kooky dancing, maaaan? Were you screaming for a Dark Star? I imagine a Vegas Dead show was muy interesante on a whole extra level.

  12. 12 kateandgracie May 8, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    Yes, Jerry died later that summer, I think. He was mos def at the show. He was extremely out of it. It was very hot and Dave Matthews opened and that’s about all I remember. Except that Dave Matthews wanted people to do the wave, which peeps did for him, and he thought it was so cool. It was like he’d never seen people do that before. But actually, I’m confused about that memory because I’m pretty sure we were on the floor and I don’t remember their being stadium seating, but there must have been.

    I guess it was fun at the time, but it’s definitely not something I’d really jump at the chance to do again. So, I hear you Sara.

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