Posts tagged gay marriage
Posts tagged gay marriage
LGBTQ* Breaking News You May Have Missed
Following from CNN.com
UK lawmakers approve same-sex marriage in first voteupdated 3:47 PM EST, Tue February 5, 2013London (CNN) — UK lawmakers approved Tuesday the second reading of a bill legalizing same-sex marriage, an issue that has prompted widespread rebellion within Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservative Party.The 400-175 vote indicated a significant majority of members support the measure. However, the legislation has to clear more parliamentary hurdles to become law.It faces another vote in the House of Commons and a vote in the House of Lords.Before Tuesday’s vote, three top party members appealed to Conservative MPs to get behind the controversial legislation in a letter published in the Telegraph newspaper.The letter, signed by Chancellor George Osborne, Foreign Secretary William Hague and Home Secretary Theresa May, said that passing the bill is “the right thing to do at the right time.”The institution of marriage has evolved over time, the letter said, while “attitudes towards gay people have changed.”Read more HERE
HOLY SMACKDOWN, BATMAN. This guy is awesome, totally gives it to Romney. WHOOP!
I love that it was that one question that made this man decide just who he was going to vote for. This should tell Romney all he needs to know about his beliefs on same-sex marriage. Because I’ll tell you what, that vet? IS AWESOME.
Oh hey, an Upworthy post.
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This is the easiest way to register to vote in the U.S. that I’ve found.
If you don’t have access to a printer or a car (like me), you can go to this website (TurboVote.org - translations in English or in Spanish), fill out your information, and they will mail you the printed forms AND a stamped envelope addressed to your county clerk’s office. All you have to do is pop it in the mail box once you receive them and you’re registered.
You can also sign up to do an absentee ballot/vote by mail so you don’t need to find transportation (or take the time off work) on election day.
It’s definitely legit because I just received and sent off the forms today. I’m not affiliated with the site in any way, I’m just excited to find such a great resource.
Please share the site on facebook, tumblr, twitter, and tell your friends and family about it.
Seriously. This man served his country, he fought for his country, and that country should at least repay him with his own constitutional rights. Good for him.
Dear United States of America,
I’m not even American, but here here!
OBAMA: I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married.
British Gay Marriage Commercial
ENGLAND: YOU’RE DOING IT RIGHT.
I think I realized how much Sherlock has corrupted my mind.
I immediately head cannoned this to be the prompt for an amazing fan fiction where John returns to service. Upon his return three years later Sherlock appears in the crowd.
Of course, I think: ‘wow, that’s a nice ring.’
Breaking Same-Sex Marriage News of the Day: Maryland today officially became the first East Coast state below the Mason-Dixon line to legalize same-sex marriage.
Governor Martin O’Malley signed the state’s marriage equality bill this afternoon after the Maryland House and Senate passed the legislation on Feb. 17th and 23rd, respectively.
“For a free and diverse people, for people of many faiths, for people committed to the principal of religious freedom,” O’Malley said at the signing ceremony, “the way forward is always found through grater respect for human rights of all, through human dignity for all.”
Same-sex couples won’t be able to get married until January, when the law formally takes effect. Until then, there is still a chance opponents could successfully petition to have the issue placed on November’s ballot. To do so, they would need at least 55,736 valid signature from Maryland voters.
Seven states — CT, IA, MA, NH, NY, VT, WA — and Washington D.C. currently recognize the right of same-sex couples to marry. However, Washington state’s newly signed bill still needs to fend off a the threat of referendum in order to take effect this June.
Oh hey. I could go back home and actually get married.