The world is slowly coming around

and I thank God for it.  It’s been a long time coming, but as a truly great man once said, “the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”

And an oldie but a goodie from SNL.

Enjoy!

-Geoff

Ding, Dong! DOMA is DEAD!

I am currently at work and Teri and I are doing the happy dance.  The Supremes have struck down DOMA.  I haven’t read the decision yet, but the fact that it is now DOA is awesome.  Will June 26th be remembered as the day that all Americans received equal treatment under Federal law no matter who they marry?  We’ll see.

I’m letting the live blogging from here scroll through in the background while that venomous little hatemonger Scalia reads the dissent.  There is something nice in knowing that history will judge him and that he’ll end up on the wrong side.  Of everything.

More later,

~Kelly

Marriage Equality- Waiting for Godot The Supremes

HRC summarizes reasonably well what we’re waiting for when Godot The Supreme Court comes down with their ruling on Prop 8 and on DOMA.  Check it out and share it (below the cut).  Everyone needs to understand that this is about Civil Rights, not The Homosexual Agenda.

How today’s announcement by NBA player Jason Collins will affect the general atmosphere around the ruling is unclear.  He came out and admitted that he is gay.  He’s the first pro sports player in one of the four major sports (MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL) to do this while still playing.

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Most of you know that I’m not a big Valentine’s Day fan.  Despite the fact that I’m married I’m still not a big fan.  I think today is mostly about Hallmark and chocolate companies making money and about making people feel guilty about having to buy some over-hyped and over-expensive gift for someone else.  It’s also death for a relationship that’s beginning or in trouble.

That being said, there’s nothing like cute animals and Grumpy Cat to make me smile.  So, I bring you our Valentine.  This year I didn’t even put it together in the spirit of the Valentine’s Day Massacre!  Progress?

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Some things to make you happy as January comes to a close

And as you all know, as January ends we enter the doldrums of winter.  We’re experiencing a freak break in the cold with temps in the 50’s today.  But it will get freezing again.  I’m still holding out hope for snow, but until then, let these stories make you smile.  And, yes, I know January ends tomorrow.  Nyah.

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Surprise ending even surprised me

Well, I have heard the sorts of arguments made by this guy all too often, but I had heard that this video was worth watching because of the twist ending.  So I watched it, and I have to admit, I was absolutely surprised.  Pleasantly surprised.

-Geoff

Clayton

That was the name of the black tailed prairie dog that I worked with for years in my museum job.  She passed away a few years ago at a good old age, but I still miss her.  She was a bit pudgy even by prairie dog standards, but she was a cute little thing.

She loved to snack on nuts of different types, she was always amusing on stage when taken out for educational programs for kids and adults alike, and she loved her chin scritches.  She was full of personality, quite content to tell you to bugger off when she didn’t want to be bothered, loved to make up her own comfy sleeping spaces, and was a little tyrant when she felt like it.  I learned a lot about prairie dogs because of her, so when I received the following email from the HSUS I knew that I needed to talk about it, and talk about Clayton, here.

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Following up on Replacements.com and North Carolina Hate

Back at the end of May I wrote about how Replacements.com had the guts to fight against the Constitutional Amendment that was enshrining Hate into their state laws in North Carolina.  I encouraged readers to contact them and show their support.  I emailed them to tell them how much I appreciated what they were doing.  As further proof of the kind of shop they run down there, they wrote back.

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A new tourist attraction

This article was published on Boston.com today.  It hit several other news outlets as well and was forwarded to us by a couple of friends.  As you can imagine, the general feeling was, “Don’t ever let Geoff go there now that this is law.”

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How cool is this?

JCPenney has issued a new Father’s Day ad campaign that really makes me smile.  It features a family with two dads.  And it turns out this is an actual family, not just actors portraying a gay couple with children.

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