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I’m sure some of you’ve heard but New York shot down the bill to permit gay marriage in the state with a vote of 38-24….go figure.  I guess we gays are to much of a threat to conservative religious sensibilites (or they’re all haters!)

Check out the article…….

In a shining moment NY Senator Diane Savino came to our defense and the defense of our bill.  She’s one awesome lady!!!!!!  I would suggest you watch the whole video 🙂

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Well the weekend is over and I am back indulging in my blogging.  I have a variety of things to cover in this posting.

 

As I had mentioned I went to a friends place for a birthday extravaganza, and as I hypothesized it was messy, and to answer your question I didn’t get to make out with patchouli and coffee guy (unfortunately).

 

It was your normal two days of partying…the booze was flowing, ample food, and good company, hours of corn-hole and over all a great time.  I did however get to share a room with patchouli guy.  I was pretty pleased with this serendipitous event.  I’ll tell you what he looks better and better every time I see him.  All I can think is that the women are really missing out on a GREAT guy, and here is this gay guy pining away for him.  But, I’ll tell you what I am glad I didn’t get drunk and try to have a heart to hear with him and convince him to…uumm how do you say…fool around with me, because that would have probably ended badly. 

 

He doesn’t even realize that he has a free pass with me.  I mean he could probably ask me to do whatever (within reason…I’m not that big of whore) and I’d do it, but oh well.  He’s missing out on me!

 

Here is a picture of me doing a keg stand…please enjoy…also I think my butt looks pretty good in this picture.  I don’t normally see that side of me…LOL.  Also, I’ve included a song for some fun, all I have to say is JESUS DOESN’T LOVE ME ANY MORE!

 

 

 

 

I’m excited about the next few weekends that will be coming up.  I think I might head home to visit the rentals next weekend, the weekend after that is Kathy Griffin, after that I will be spending 4 days with Lauren and her family at their cabin in NY, then I have a bachelor party to attend for a wedding I’m in, in October.  Needless to say I’m going to be a pretty busy boy for the month of August.

 

Next, yesterday I stopped in for a healthy dose of Coldstone ice-cream flirting.  I lucked out the ice-cream guy was there.  TIP TIP HORRAY!  So I order and make small talk with him then I fall into my old routine; I scribble my number down on the back of my receipt and hand it to him.  I did tell him he was a cute guy and that if he ever wanted to go out to “shoot me a text” or call.  I did break my routine because we were talking while I did it (which I ordinarily never do when leaving my number) and I’m pretty sure he knew what was happening…I didn’t do my usually scribble and run routine.  Nope I scribbled…delayed…then high tailed it out of Coldstone.  I end up getting a text from him later that night that read:

 

“Hey im really flattered but I just got out of a long relationship recently and im not even thinking of starting dating again”

 

Needless to say I’m a bit deflated.  He was really cute.  So I send him a quick text back:

 

“Thanks for the text I appreciate it.  My offer still stands if you decide otherwise later.  Good luck with being single.”

 

Sappy yes, but always polite….I do have to say he was much more polite and adult like compared to oh say coffee guy, so I can’t really complain.  The downside, I’ve put myself out there again and it kinda blew up again…the upside, no regrets (I at least tried), and no more Coldstone ice-cream…it was the 4th day eating it……blah.

 

Finally, on a great note, Massachusetts House voted to repeal the 1913 law that Mitt Romney resurrected to stop gays from coming to Massachusetts to marry.  There is one more “procedural vote in each chamber before being forwarded to the governor.”  Best of all, “Gov. Deval Patrick has said he will sign the bill.”  YES YES YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (link below)

 

www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2008/07/29/mass_house_weighs_letting_out_of_state_gays_marry/

 

 

What I especially like is the statements from Mitt Romney and the Massachusetts Family Institute. 

 

Mitty (that’s my new nick name for him) said if the repeal occurs Massachusetts will turn into the “Las Vegas of Gay Marriage.”  I want to be really upset about this statement but I can’t help but laugh at it.  I love a good slot machine…hahahahahaha.  Well Mitty, if everyone allowed for gay marriage perhaps you wouldn’t have to worry about the Las Vegas of Gay Marriage.  Talk about blowing it out of proportion…he’s really good at connecting gay marriage with “Sin City.”  Is it me or am I sensing undertones by connecting Sin City with gay marriage….I believe Mitty is saying gay marriage is sinful.  I don’t know I’m just reading between the lines.  As for Massachusetts Family Institute they are going for a more democratic statement.

 

“With that protective barrier removed, out-of-state same-sex couples who marry here will sue to seek recognition in their home states, creating a flood of costly lawsuits and further eroding the people’s right to define marriage democratically,” the Massachusetts Family Institute said in a statement.” 

 

Let me interpret what MFI is getting at…ahem…We hear at MFI believe that gay marriage is a sin.  Men should not sleep with men and the same goes for women.  We are going to try our hardest to stop out of state gays from marrying even though we were unable to stop gays from inside Massachusetts from marrying.  We will guise this fear by saying it will cause financial turmoil and many lawsuits in an attempt to make it sound like it would be the end of the world if gays were married.  We are also scared that because we are unable to stop gay marriage in Massachusetts other states will see that gay marriage isn’t really the abomination that we claim it is paving the way for equality for gays in the United States.  We are going to state that it “erod[es] the people’s right to define marriage democratically” because by democratically defining marriage we mean the church decides what is considered acceptable or unacceptable in terms of marriage.

 

PROPS TO MASSACHUSETTS PEOPLE AND THEIR LEGISLATION YOU ROCK MY WORLD.  Also, don’t forget all the gays can go to New York because you have rights there too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Just another quick post for the week….A couple of months ago I blogged about gay marriage rights be accepted in NY and at the end I discussed the 1913 law that Mitt Romney used to stop gay men and women from marrying in Massachusetts. (the post is below)

https://sammy25.wordpress.com/2008/05/30/ny-honors-gay-marriages/

Well there is great news today!!!!!!

The Massachusetts Senate passed repeal for the law.  This means that after a few more passes though the governance system in the state and gay men and women will be able to drive to marry in Massachusetts.  This is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!! (see the link below)

 

http://www.boston.com/news/local/breaking_news/2008/07/senate_passes_r.html

 

Not only does the repeal have the backing of some heavy leaders in the Senate, it passed with no objections!  Congrats to all the hardworking people who have made this legislation possible, you should be proud!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Take that Mitt Romney, perhaps we should ban Mormons being married………..(I can’t believe I just wrote that thinking Mitt Romney will ever read my blog….and I’m sure I just angered about a gazillion Mormons because I know they are a cornerstone of my readers/views of my blog *Sammy shakes his head*)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UUGGGHHH here is yet one more political picture….I’m a masochist for putting these haters up. 

 

Speaking of Mormons though I saw this article and it made me giggle a little. 

 

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25667782/?GT1=43001

 

The Mormons are in an uproar over this calender that has young Mormon men without their shirts off. 

 

 What is sad is there is Mormon that is trying to lighten up Mormon image and have some fun.  He is trying to break a stereotype and then bam he is excommunicated.  Does anyone else see something wrong with this picture.  The Mormons do not like to be considered cultish (even though non-Mormons cannot attend services…cultish, and don’t get me started on women in the Mormon cult Church) and they have this guy trying to PR the shit out of the Mormon Church and show that they aren’t cultish or stereotypical and then they go and do the stereotypical thing…EXCOMMUNICATE.  I’m just saying….this kinda makes the church look…stereotypical, uptight, stupid…but hey that’s me.

 

You know something about excommunication…it totally ups ones hottness factor.  I mean come on this guy did something so wrong he was excommunicated from a major religion.  I’d totally hit it, and the guy on the cover of the calender…I’m just saying.  I just hope he got to keep the money he made from the calender…why not keep the money if your church excommunicated you?

 

On a final more fun/gratuitous hottness note the Dark Knight premiered with much fanfare in NY.  I was browsing blogs and found this hottness of man.  So I am going to end the post with him.  He is oh so good looking!  Anyone know who he is and where I can order one?  Also, I hope I don’t get in trouble for using this photo…gulp!

 

 

 

 

 

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Happy Friday bloggers!!!! I am just putting up a quick blog to talk about the exciting news in NY.  The Governor of NY has told agencies to honor gay marriages performed outside of the state of New York.  If you haven’t heard yet check out the link below!!!

 

http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/05/29/nygay.marriage/index.html#cnnSTCText

 

While still working on getting complete marriage rights for us gays, Governor David Paterson is helping us more and more in our quest of equal treatment!  Every little bit helps us.

 

The importance of the memo Paterson sent to NY state agencies is that couples who are legally married in states that promote gay marriage, civil unions etc. (like CA for example) are considered still a married couple if they move to NY.  There are several significant factors with this.

 

First: States that have allowed for the union of same-sex couples have several avenues to revamp to include same-sex partners.  For example work place benefits may have to include a same-sex partner compared to the traditional inclusion of a married man and woman.

 

Secondly: While a state may honor a civil union or marriage other States may not recognize said union or marriage by law.  So benefits that come with a legally contracted gay marriage in one State may not be honored in other States.  Meaning benefits afforded to a married gay couple in one state may not be transferable to another state if said couple moves.  This isn’t good at all.  This is what makes NY such an important step.  NY is basically saying we honor and respect a same-sex union or marriage in another state while at the moment we do not have same-sex unions or marriages yet.  This in turn provides that all benefits that come with marriage are honored in NY too!

 

Third:  The fact that NY is accepting gay marriage from out of state before having its own gay marriage laws is crazy.  It’s like they are saying we don’t need gay marriage in our own state first to validate a gay marriage from another state.  It is a very different approach to the legal wrangling of gay marriage.  Traditionally, to me, it seems that first the State okays marriage then accepts same-sex marriages from out of State.  I suspect that NY will have gay marriages very very soon!!!!!

 

Finally:  This just gives gay marriage more exposure.  It shows that traditional views of marriage are neither the only type nor the only right view of marriage.  The more we fight and be a visible part of society the more people become use to gay marriage.

 

Whoo hoo for NY!!!!!!!

 

On a few final notes if you are interested in the gay marriage debate I would suggest reading Civil Wars by David Moats.  It is a wonderful book and it provides a variety of views leading up to Vermont’s same-sex marriage decision.

 

Also, I just wanted to say I love the fact that Mitt Romney brought back a law from 1913 to ban non-residents of Massachusetts from getting married…this was an obvious ploy to stop out of state gay couples from getting married in the State.  I find it funny that Romney had to use a law from 91 years ago to stop gay marriage.  I suspect it’s because if he would have tried to create a law like this today it would have never passed because people are becoming accustomed to gay marriage.  I bet it was also presented in a neat little package saying that it wasn’t because gays are getting married in Massachusetts, but it was to stop the influx of out of state couples marrying in the State regardless of them being same-sex or a hetero-couple.  But, that’s just my thoughts I’m only theorizing.

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