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Civil Union

My friend (well, more of as a casual acquaintance on Facebook than an actual friend) had a status the other day congratulating another friend on her civil union to her longtime girlfriend. I think that’s a backhanded compliment. A civil union is an insult, not to mention an obsolete phrase. Call it what it really is… it’s a fucking marriage. You’re stuck in the past if you call it a civil union, that’s like saying that their love isn’t valid. They got married, not civilly united. If you can’t accept that, then maybe you shouldn’t be congratulating them. Don’t pretend that you’re for equality if you don’t consider it a real marriage. It doesn’t matter if the state still calls it a civil union, we all know what it really is. It’s a marriage.

Critically Rated at 3/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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Gay Marriage

So DOMA was struck down, the Prop 8 appeal was denied, and now equality is one step closer to reality. This is a great time for the US, and especially for San Francisco… Gay marriage + Pride weekend = One hell of a party. I’m not gay, but I live in San Francisco and there’s no room for bigotry here. I work with gay people, I hang out with gay people, I drink with gay people, and I see no problems celebrating their victory. But this isn’t just their victory; it’s a victory for everybody. Everybody has the right to be happy and marry the person that they love. And if more people can get married, then there will be more weddings. And weddings usually have an open bar. Everybody wins. Gay marriage shouldn’t even be an issue. Shit, homosexuality shouldn’t be an issue. There’s nothing wrong with being gay. We already knew all that, but now the courts recognize it too. It’s about fucking time. Congratulations to us all. But you should still be a little weary because in the next few years all the bigots/haters/igorami will start talking about the dangers of gay divorce.

Critically Rated at 16/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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