Like an unsettling seasoning, unsavory politics seems to be seeping into our food lately. Not even a month after Kraft kicked off an Oreo boycott, Chick-Fil-A's president Dan Brown owned up to his anti-gay stance ("guilty as charged"), igniting a firestorm of controversy.
And Mayor Menino, for one, isn't having any of it.
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been 41 years since the first Boston Pride. We take Pride for granted
now -- if there are men in in harnesses dancing on floats, it must be
June. But Pride wasn't always so mainstream; in fact, it wasn't even
always Pride. In its earliest incarnation was a nameless Provincetown
march, organized by nascent "homophile" groups to mark the first
anniversary of the explosive Stonewall revolt.
GLAD is tweeting
that Judge Joseph Tauro ruled today that the Defense of Marriage Act --
which defines marriage as between one man and one woman -- does violate the equal protection clause in the Constitution. He also issued a decision in a similar case brought by Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley. I wrote about these cases last month.
The most disturbing bit of information from this blog post should not be that Florida struck down a law banning bestiality in its state (though I'm beginning to wonder if Jeb has a sheep farm somewhere). The most disturbing piece of info should actually be that Florida is one of 17 states where bestiality is actually, technically, still legal.
Five and a half years after gay marriage became legal in Massachusetts, it is nearly impossible to find reliable figures -- or even unreliable figures -- on how those marriages are working out. For a variety of reasons -- more on those below -- nobody has a clear picture of what the gay divorce rate is in Massachusetts . . . or anywhere else.
I've been so busy I forgot to put this up on last week!
I just want express my heartfelt congrats and pride (pride because I still call that area "home" most of the time) and all its residents for a battle well fought and an outcome well deserved. The same-sex marriage bill passed last Thursday and was signed into legislation on Friday by Washington Mayor Adrian M.
Booyeah! That's what I gotta say. To all those people crying for poor Miss California read it and weep cry babies.