Uruguay becomes twelfth country to legalize same-sex marriage. That makes Uruguay ahead of the United States, the land of the free, in the most basic and common sense “civil rights argument of our time.”
Do you know why I am not surprised? Because in 1814, Uruguay began the abolition of slavery, a full 16 years before Uruguay even gained its independence from Brazil and wrote its own constitution. Twenty years later, the US passed the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850, requiring return of escaped slaves. If that doesn’t put things into perspective for you, then you need to change your perspective.
Marriage equality advert from Australia.
I’m bald in all the wrong places…
*tear rolls down barren skin wasteland that is my stubble*
While her words ring very true, it is hard to believe her words when she looks as good as she does. I’ll just keep loving her comedy and pretending to not “want to fuck her”.
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In-progress portraits of Alison Brie (Annie) and Gillian Jacobs (Britta) for the upcoming Six Seasons and a Movie gallery by Sam Spratt
And Then There Were Seven of the Day: “Here in our state we have taken a long and difficult journey, and this is the last step,” declared Governor Christine Gregoire as she signed the bill making same-sex marriages legal in the state of Washington.
The Evergreen State thus joins six other states (MA, NH, VT, CT, IA, NY) and the District of Columbia in recognizing the right of same-sex couples to marry.
The law doesn’t officially take effect until June 7th, meaning opponents have until June 6th to gather the 120,000 signatures necessary to stop same-sex marriages and put the issue on November’s ballot.
In related news, New Jersey’s state Senate today also passed legislation legalizing same-sex marriage, but the Garden State has still a ways to go: Gov. Chris Christie has vowed to veto any same-sex bill that crosses his desk.