This week, the Supreme Court is hearing arguments for and against California's odious Proposition 8 and as my legal wife and I slowly recover from our 15th anniversary weekend
Waitress: Would you, um, like some food maybe? Something to go with this new round of drinks?
Sharon: No, thank you.
Waitress: Maybe just an appetizer? We have--
Me: THE LADY SAID NO THANK YOU
I thought I should revisit a post I made with the indomitable Lesbian Dad back in 2008, when Prop 8 still had a chance to be defeated. Like this post, that one was called Because Everybody Should Have the Right to Be Awesome, but unlike this post, it was limited to California's fight against Prop 8. Five years ago, California seemed to be the all-or-nothing state for marriage equality. If it could be stopped there, some thought, it could be stopped anywhere.
And millions of dollars poured in. And it was stopped there.
And then Connecticut, Iowa, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, DC, New York, Maryland, and Washington joined Massachusetts in a giant "Suck it, Bigots!" and all of the sudden, Prop 8 didn't seem like so many nails in the coffin after all.
Now, with an openly supportive president and a faltering DOMA and a population that is more for than against, it's time again for you and me to make sure our support is public and loud. It's time to dust off the old photo albums and once again show exactly why we feel Everybody Should Have the Right to Be Awesome.
Show your support! Steal these photos, make your own, or send me pictures for a future post! If you have any pics to share, please oh please send them to lookydaddy [at] gmail [dot] com.