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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.
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.
There are some lawmakers who just really get "it" and that makes me smile. Rep. Fortney Stark (D-CA) gets "it." "It" is not about politics, "it" is about having a nation that is actually functional and cares about its citizens. Sounds hokey? Well, fuck, I guess I am.
If you heard this act's name on its own, no matter what your "family belief system" is based upon, you would agree with the message: Every Child Deserves a Family.
Booyeah! That's what I gotta say. To all those people crying for poor Miss California read it and weep cry babies.
Ms. California, Carrie Prejean, became infamous Sunday night during the Ms. America pageant after she spread her bigotted opinions about gay marriage out to the world.