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Happy Marriage Equality Day!

You meow kiss the bride. The other bride.
You meow kiss the bride. The other bride.

We’re taking a day off from the regular nonsense to celebrate marriage equality, which is now a thing in all states here in the USA.

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Monzach
Monzach
6 years ago

Congratulations United States! 🙂

Paradoxical Intention
6 years ago

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Appropriate because Neil Patrick Harris.

ryohji
ryohji
6 years ago

Welcome to the club, US of A.

andiexist
andiexist
6 years ago

*wild cheering*

We still have a whole lot left to go, but woo! Hurrah for marriage equality! 😀

weirwoodtreehugger
6 years ago

We already had marriage equality in my state, but I’m glad it’s in every state and territory now too. Whoohoo!!!

Elaine
Elaine
6 years ago

Woo hoo!! I wonder if the right wing nutjobs with rip their clothing and walk around in sackcloth and ashes. O.o Maybe they’ll make good on their threat to leave the country.

Moocow
Moocow
6 years ago

Aaaaaaaand the bigots have found a “solution”: Moving to Canada XD

Pandapool -- The Species that Endangers YOU (aka Banana Jackie Cake, for those who still want to call me "Banana", "Jackie" or whatever)
Pandapool -- The Species that Endangers YOU (aka Banana Jackie Cake, for those who still want to call me "Banana", "Jackie" or whatever)
6 years ago

Today was a day I feel I could drink before 6.

However, someone drank all the vodka and tequila, so I’m just having a non-alcoholic pink energy drink.

It’s just helping me dance harder.

http://www.reactiongifs.com/r/4th.gif

Tanya
6 years ago

Sadly, already the Gov of Texas, Kansas and OK and LA have come out with positions that suggest some level of treason.

cause “states rights” or something.

The most ammusing was Texas who said (in all seriousness as far as I can tell) “he was going to challenge the ruling”. Which, you know, other than to god, I guess, who do you go to after the USSC has slapped you down?

Tracy
Tracy
6 years ago

Congrats, United States!!! It’s Pride Week here in Toronto, and I bet the celebrations will be massive tonight.

@Moocow, your link isn’t working – but, uh, the bigots are in for a surprise if they mosey on up these here parts 😉

Pandapool -- The Species that Endangers YOU (aka Banana Jackie Cake, for those who still want to call me "Banana", "Jackie" or whatever)
Pandapool -- The Species that Endangers YOU (aka Banana Jackie Cake, for those who still want to call me "Banana", "Jackie" or whatever)
6 years ago

@Moocow

HAHAHAHA! OMIGOD.

They always threaten to move to Canada for things that Canada already has. Always.

weirwoodtreehugger
6 years ago

Hit post too soon. I meant to add, fuck the dominoes falling one by one shit. They’ve been knocked down in one swoop!

spacelawn
6 years ago

Yey, america is becoming less of a second world country!

freemage
6 years ago

The sweet sweet smell of schadenfreude….

Pandapool -- The Species that Endangers YOU (aka Banana Jackie Cake, for those who still want to call me "Banana", "Jackie" or whatever)
Pandapool -- The Species that Endangers YOU (aka Banana Jackie Cake, for those who still want to call me "Banana", "Jackie" or whatever)
6 years ago
EJ (The Other One)
EJ (The Other One)
6 years ago

Happy marriage equality day, America! Good on you.

spacelawn
6 years ago

But really. While this is great it is also pretty fucked up to read about how one of the biggest countries in the world makes gay marriage legal in 2015. 2015! We’re in the future but this has only gotten around to happen now!? I know some states have already made it legal a few years back (like california) but still, damn. That is a scary country over there, filled with laws that make no sense and ancient ideals.

But then again, the USA (which isn’t really a country, more like a whole lot of countries) is atleast better then some other countries in the world, like North Korea!

pendraegon
pendraegon
6 years ago

Suck it fundamentalists!

Because now you can do it while joined in holy matrimony, the way everyone has always known you wanted to.

Bernardo Soares
Bernardo Soares
6 years ago

@spacelawn
Yes, better than North Korea. And Germany.

Anyway, congrats! Progress, I say! Hopefully, this will put pressure on – well, probably not North Korea, but the effing German effing Christian effing Democrat effing ruling Party.

Moocow
Moocow
6 years ago

Whaaaaat. Embed mammoth, how dare you! Here’s the link without any fancy attempts at HTML:

http://mikesbloggityblog.com/americans-are-moving-to-canada-because-of-us-gay-marriage-ruling/

skiriki
6 years ago
Eitan
Eitan
6 years ago

I am glad it is now legal in more states than just New York.

Rabid Rabbit
Rabid Rabbit
6 years ago

My favorite comments to date involve congratulations on celebrating 10 years of gay marriage in Canada by joining in, and whoever it was put out the news release about Canadian moral superiority being in peril.

takshak
takshak
6 years ago

ok, watch me screw up the code!

sunnysombrera
6 years ago

Break out the party poppers for the legalisation, and bring out the popcorn to watch the right wingers work themselves into a futile furore. Bwahahaha.

sunnysombrera
6 years ago

In other words, congrats America! 😀

freemage
6 years ago

Okay, so here’s the link to the governor of Texas’ memo directing the various state agencies how to handle this:

http://gov.texas.gov/files/press-office/State_AgencyHeads_SCOTUS_Rulin_06262015.pdf

Now, there’s a lot of the usual blather, but the lynchpin quote is here:

With these obligations in mind, I expect all agencies under my direction to prioritize compliance with the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, Article I of the Texas Constitution, and the Texas Religious Freedom Restoration Act. All state agency heads should ensure that no one acting on behalf of their agency takes any adverse action against any person, as defined in Chapter 311 of the Texas Government Code, on account of the person’s act or refusal to act that is substantially motivated by sincere religious belief. This order applies to any agency decision, including but not limited to granting or denying benefits, managing agency employees, entering or enforcing agency contracts, licensing and permitting decisions, or enforcing state laws and regulations.

For all his hyperbole, what this boils down to is a statement that a clerk who, for instance, refuses to sign a marriage license for a same-sex couple cannot be fired for that refusal. It does not actually even try to claim that the state does not have to provide that license. So, if you run a county courthouse, and the clerk says he won’t sign a marriage license for Adam and Steve, you just have to do it yourself.

I wonder how long it will be before the state budget takes a hit from making certain that there’s always a non-bigot on staff at every government office.

Oh, and for an extra bonus…

I wonder how long it will be before people claim to have converted to Judaism so they don’t have to work a Saturday shift. Prison guards, cops, virtually anyone who works for the government could get a guaranteed weekend day off that way, according to the memo he’s issued.

Fundie homophobes: Bigoted and Quixotic.

Pandapool -- The Species that Endangers YOU (aka Banana Jackie Cake, for those who still want to call me "Banana", "Jackie" or whatever)
Pandapool -- The Species that Endangers YOU (aka Banana Jackie Cake, for those who still want to call me "Banana", "Jackie" or whatever)
6 years ago

@freemage

Wouldn’t it be illegal under federal law to refuse to sign a marriage license though?

Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
6 years ago

Sooo. My laptop just suffered a full HDD failure that took an hour to jerry-rig back together, meaning a $3000 purchase I can’t afford is in my immediate future… But I’m so fucking elated at finally being considered human in at least one of my two home countries that I don’t care about the compsplosion at all. Glitter > Money stress.

I took a midnight walk in the bush a few hours ago to try and air out my head. It’s amazing just how much brighter and more beautiful everything looked.

freemage
6 years ago

Pandapool: The ruling affects agencies, not individuals. So long as SOMEONE in the courthouse signs the necessary documents, the ruling remains intact. The governor’s memo just says you can’t fire or discipline an individual for not going along with it–he doesn’t deny the state’s obligation to fulfill the duties.

Lea
Lea
6 years ago

=]

GiJoel
GiJoel
6 years ago

Wish it were the case in Australia. 🙁

Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
6 years ago

I should stop babbling like I’m high (I’m actually not, for once =P) and join in with the happy pictures.
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Pandapool -- The Species that Endangers YOU (aka Banana Jackie Cake, for those who still want to call me "Banana", "Jackie" or whatever)
Pandapool -- The Species that Endangers YOU (aka Banana Jackie Cake, for those who still want to call me "Banana", "Jackie" or whatever)
6 years ago

@SFHC

Well, there’s still a bunch of states that can discriminate on the fact that you’re queer but at least your marriage will be recognized…until your employer finds out you’re gay.

But, you know, let’s just celebrate the fact that SAME SEX MARRIAGE IS LEGAL!!!!!

@freemage

Well, if EVERYONE refuses…

Peaches
Peaches
6 years ago

Chair dancing here in the Deep South. Roy Moore can try to git us but it ain’t gonna work!

AAAtheist
6 years ago

FUCK YEAH!
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Pandapool -- The Species that Endangers YOU (aka Banana Jackie Cake, for those who still want to call me "Banana", "Jackie" or whatever)
Pandapool -- The Species that Endangers YOU (aka Banana Jackie Cake, for those who still want to call me "Banana", "Jackie" or whatever)
6 years ago

@GiJoel

Hey, we’re all rooting for ya.

And once we get Australia, we’ll get THE WORLD!

MWHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA!

fluffypeony
6 years ago

A truly joyous day!

This seems appropriate: http://youtu.be/OMTryuyHgu0

lith
lith
6 years ago

spacelawn:

But really. While this is great it is also pretty fucked up to read about how one of the biggest countries in the world makes gay marriage legal in 2015. 2015! We’re in the future but this has only gotten around to happen now!?

Proper future too!
We have so many technologies from sci fi already and so very much more less than a decade away – yet culturally we’re decades from acceptance. People still believe nonsense lies of hate, based on random arbitrary fear of otherness.

Spindrift
Spindrift
6 years ago

Well, it’s about time. Woohoo!

Pandapool -- The Species that Endangers YOU (aka Banana Jackie Cake, for those who still want to call me "Banana", "Jackie" or whatever)
Pandapool -- The Species that Endangers YOU (aka Banana Jackie Cake, for those who still want to call me "Banana", "Jackie" or whatever)
6 years ago

I heard there’s a prototype hoverboard somewhere out there,

EJ (The Other One)
EJ (The Other One)
6 years ago

I heard there’s a prototype hoverboard somewhere out there

There had better be. Marty McFly’s arriving soon.

pita
pita
6 years ago

I texted my friend when I heard the news and she texts me back “Good, now that you can put a ring on it, you can start dating.” I’m pretty sure that’s exactly what my mom would say too if I was out.

andiexist
andiexist
6 years ago

@Pandapool

There is! I don’t remember what it’s called, but it went on Kickstarter, got mega-funded, and will be going out to some of the backers in October.

Obvious next step: Hoverboard weddings? 😉

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