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Booyah Bitches!  California now the 6th state allowing gay marriage!  They begin August 18th!!!!!!!

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I’m a little late to the party but the overturning of Prop 8 is AMAZING!  I can barely contain how I feel about this!

“Proposition 8 fails to advance any rational basis in singling out gay men and lesbians for denial of a marriage license.  Indeed, the evidence shows Proposition 8 does nothing more than enshrine in the California Constitution the notion that opposite-sex couples are superior to same-sex couples.”

There is only one word for this (well I can think of a lot because this is AMAZING NEWS) is validation.  It validates who we are as individuals.  Looking back at my journey (which is still in process) in life and being gay I like to think I do a pretty good job at ignoring the negative views against the gay community.  When I first came out of the closet I remember mentally telling myself that life would not always be kind; that I was a minority, and while there are people out there that support who I am and being gay and will love me even if I am gay, there is a  population out there that are hateful and hurtful.  There are people out there willing to physically harm me because they believe they are superior to who I am because of who I love and have sex with.  I had to remind myself that there is also verbal and mental abuse that comes with being a minority too.  Thankfully, there has never been any physical abuse, but the verbal and mental abuse runs abundantly.  I/we work hard to avoid and not listen to these verbal and mental attacks from people and I like to think I’ve weathered the storm decently.  But, I realized that after a while those verbal attacks wear on you unconsciously.  Do you know what it feels like to be called a sinner, to be told you’re going to hell, to be compared with bestiality and pedophilia?  You spend so much time trying to avoid and not listen to those comparisons and unconsciously they stick with you.  It’s hurtful and still harm.  It’s exhausting to hear and wears you down.   Sticks and stones can break my bones and names do hurt me. 

This ruling helps validate who we are and what that we deserve the same decent rights as anyone else.  We are not asking for special privileges.  We are asking for the same privileges that our straight counter parts have.  This ruling also states very clearly to those vicious individuals out there full of hate and verbal abuse that while they can get away with their vile language and messages of hate we will not stand by and take the abuse.  The tides are beginning to change and they will continue to change in the future!

It’s a good day to be gay!  Here’s one more link for you!

Full ruling here!

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This is going to be a wild ride!  Expect a an appeal but lets hope the judge rules in our favor!

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Watch this!

This is amazing.  Good for her; it’s nice to have someone to speak up for us in the public eye.  Plus she took what happened with Carrie Prejean (I hate even typing her name) and turning gay rights into an issue to be discussed (especially after they discussed the teen suicide rate and sexual orientation).  I’m rooting for Claire Buffie for the next Miss America!

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Whew, I was worried they might repeal DATA without sending out a survey first; Because a survey is a proper way to measure/gauge discrimination.  Heaven forbid we ever repeal a blatenly discriminatory policy without first getting imput from everyone.  Should we take some guesses as to how long it will take for the Pentagon to get the replys back and then compile the responses before they come to the conclusion that it is still a bad policy that should be overturned.  Lawrence Korb hit the nail on the head.

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So I mentioned like a week and a half ago about the email regarding a job interview in DC…well I’ve spent the last week and a half trying to get in touch with the person that set up the interview.  Up until today I’ve made three phone calls and left three messages.  I tried to play it conservatily by not outwardly harassing them on the phone to get them to call me….but to no avail…same machine recording same message from Sammy.  I was beginning to think I had a hoax played on me and had decided today would be the day I would email the gentlemen about the job and state that I would wait for him to contact me again (whether or not this was a good idea I can’t just keep calling and leaving messaged, right?!)

But, as I log onto my email I decide to try one more phone call…no message this time…I’m completely unprepared when a human picked up the phone.  We chatted for a few minutes and and now I HAVE A JOB INTERVIEW IN DC NEXT WEEKEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I’m super pumped and nervous all at the same time!  He wanted me to come in earlier but my boss is out of work for the next two weeks leaving me in charge and this weekend is booked up all ready leaving the 30th.

So wish me luck, I’m making a rather unexpected trip to DC…lets hope this pans out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Oh hey there! I hope your ready because THIS is going to be a huge court case that will change America’s views on gay marriage.  I hope people realize just how big this ruling is going to be (as long as the U.S. Supreme Court decides to hear it).  I’m pretty sure that once the ruling is issued byt the District Court one of the sides, despite the ruling, will take it to the U.S. Supreme Court.

This is going to be big…trust me; especially considering they are calling it “[our] generations Board vs. Board of Education.”

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