Nationwide support in US for same sex marriage at all time high.
Earlier this month, artist Andy Warner illustrated a comic for the Center for Constitutional Rights, highlighting Lively’s exploits in Uganda. His comic, originally posted on the Huffington Post, is reproduced in full below. With the passage of the anti-gay law, the comic is more relevant than ever: according to Warner, now several of the people featured below “are fearing an imminent witch hunt.”
Marriage equality will, in time, fundamentally destroy “traditional marriage,” and I, for one, will dance on its grave.
It’s not a terribly difficult conclusion to draw.
As same-sex couples marry, they will be forced to re-imagine many tenets of your “traditional marriage.” In doing so, they will face a series of complicated questions:
Should one of us change our last name? And if so, who?
Should we have kids? Do we want to have kids? How do we want to have kids? Whose last name do our kids take?
How about housework, work-work, childcare? How do we assign these roles equitably? How do we cultivate a partnership that honors each of our professional and personal ambitions?
As questions continually arise, heterosexual couples will take notice — and be forced to address how much “traditional marriage” is built on gender roles and perpetuates a nauseating inequality that has no place in 2014.
|—||Marriage Equality Is Destroying “Traditional Marriage,” And Why That’s A Good Thing (An Open Letter) | Carina Kolodny for the Huffington Post Gay Voices (via gaywrites)|
i tried to scroll past this but that one reblog just might save somebodies life
Braden Summers traveled to six different countries to prove that no matter where you are, love is equal.
Okay, so the big recent news is: Kansas has decided to make things hard for queer people! Again! Well done Kansas.
As a queer Kansan, this concerns me. I’m fortunate enough to live in Lawrence, which is relatively queer friendly, as mid-sized midwestern towns go, and am employed by the University of Kansas, which probably isn’t going to fire me for being queer. A large number of LGBTQ individuals in Kansas are not as lucky as I am, and the recent HB 2453 - The “Protecting religious freedom regarding marriage” bill - has the potential to put a large number of people in pretty nasty situations. This bill passed the house today 72 to 49. It’s moving to the Senate to be voted upon, and then to the governor. That means it’s not state law yet.
If you live in Kansas and want to yell at your representatives (you should, that’s how democracy works), here’s some options!
Ask that he VETO the “Protecting religious freedom regarding marriage” bill
Contact your representative in the state Senate
Ask that they VOTE AGAINST the “Protecting religious freedom regarding marriage”
Contact your representative in the House
Ask that they REPEAL the “Protecting religious freedom regarding marriage” bill.
If you don’t live in Kansas and still want to help, here’s some options for you:
Change.org petition to the Senate
Change.org petition to the Governor
Change.org petition to the House
This is happening in our own backyard. You guys know the drill; note the first Change.org petition is closed, the other two are still open. If you’re from Kansas, sign the one named Change Kansas
Jason Jones talks to a Russian woman protesting against Russia’s anti-gay laws.
my heart, I can’t..
British Gay Marriage Commercial
ENGLAND: YOU’RE DOING IT RIGHT.
Trans people are exactly who they say they are. No matter what the culture or media would lead us to believe. ~ @JanetMock
this makes me sad :(
Friendly reminder that, for all that I’ve been spamming concerning Russia, Sochi, and the Olympics; there are much worst places to be queer :\
Amnesty International made this campaign to show Russia how many people around the world supports equality. Each signature is marked as a dot on the picture above, and the goal is to fill the entire map of Russia with these dots.
i coloured a spot next to a 30 years old men from Norway thiS IS EXCITING
I colored a spot next to an 18 year old boy in Norway. :))
This is hella cool and also the GENDER OPTIONS ARE RAD AS HECK
Colored a spot next to a 26 year old woman from Norway :)
Signal Boost, I got placed next to a 47 year old woman from the United Kingdom.
13 year old other from U.S.
Woah, this has gotten so many notes in just one day! I’m so happy people are signing this awh ;u; Oh, and i colored next to a 17-year-old girl from the US.
colored next to a woman from Norway. this is the greatest thing :)
Signed next to a 22 year old guy from the United States!
I colored a spot in Russia, right next to a 27-year old woman from Sweden <3