loathlylady:

ladyavenal:

"If you think homosexuality is an unnatural condition, I cannot agree with you."
Kevin Rudd smashes a pastor’s views on marriage equality on Q&A [x]

Ladies and Gentlemen…..I give you Australia’s Prime Minister.

(You know what sucks? On September 7th, the odds (and polls) say he will be voted out. Voted out in favour of a party who REFUSES to legalise gay marriage, plans on making cuts to education, and will cut the public service by 20, 000 jobs.)

The best part was how scripted and euphemistic and controlled he was until this question and then he just got 100% scrappy

Sigh

Yes Australia wants to vote in Tony Abbott, a man whose social conscience makes Mitt Romney look like Dumbledore.

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"I wish my moderate Republican friends would simply be honest. They all say they’re voting for Romney because of his economic policies (tenuous and ill-formed as they are), and that they disagree with him on gay rights. Fine. Then look me in the eye, speak with a level clear voice, and say, ‘My taxes and take-home pay mean more than your fundamental civil rights, the sanctity of your marriage, your right to visit an ailing spouse in the hospital, your dignity as a citizen of this country, your healthcare, your right to inherit, the mental welfare and emotional well-being of your youth, and your very personhood.’ It’s like voting for George Wallace during the Civil Rights movements, and apologizing for his racism. You’re still complicit. You’re still perpetuating anti-gay legislation and cultural homophobia. You don’t get to walk away clean, because you say you ‘disagree’ with your candidate on these issues."

Pulitzer and Tony winning playwright Doug Wright (via ilikeyourwigjanice: abloodymess:umcanyounot)

Look me in the eye… Gods I wish I had the nerve to actually SAY this to people in my life.

(via iamgreaterthanhate)

afterlifetimes:

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themidnightpost:

katerynthespooky:

chakwas:

ineedthesandandthewaves:

ALERT**** ALERT**** ALERT****Westboro Baptist Church will be protesting SGT Donna Johnson’s funeral at 10:15am Saturday Oct 13th at the Raeford Presbyterian Church, 128 Edinborogh Ave Raeford NC 28376. If you live close, please go & help the volunteers stand in line between WBC & the family. If you don’t, please repost so others will know about it. SGT Johnson was killed in Khost, Afghanistan on Oct 1st by a suicide bomber. She has served our nation for 6 yrs. This was her 3rd deployment. She leaves behind her wife, Tracy.

signal boost because that’s just a tragedy

signal boost because fuck the westboro baptist church

Signal boosting so hard

Signal boost!

afterlifetimes:

i

themidnightpost:

katerynthespooky:

chakwas:

ineedthesandandthewaves:

ALERT**** ALERT**** ALERT****

Westboro Baptist Church will be protesting SGT Donna Johnson’s funeral at 10:15am Saturday Oct 13th at the Raeford Presbyterian Church, 128 Edinborogh Ave Raeford NC 28376. If you live close, please go & help the volunteers stand in line between WBC & the family. If you don’t, please repost so others will know about it. SGT Johnson was killed in Khost, Afghanistan on Oct 1st by a suicide bomber. She has served our nation for 6 yrs. This was her 3rd deployment. She leaves behind her wife, Tracy.

signal boost because that’s just a tragedy

signal boost because fuck the westboro baptist church

Signal boosting so hard

Signal boost!

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awritergeekly:

needklainenow:

think-progress:

Mary Jamis, a lesbian woman, was ARRESTED yesterday after she and her partner sought a marriage license in North Carolina. 
Share this if you think it’s outrageous. 

Arrested for attempted marriage? Excuse me?

Ok while the whole idea of getting arrested because they were trying to get married is fucking ludicrous, at the same time, it was just made illegal. It was big news and everyone knows about it, including them, I’m sure. If you go do something illegal, you get arrested. I don’t agree with the idea of gay marriage being illegal obviously, but you have to have some sense and realize that though NC made a stupid decision on a law, they still have to uphold it, because it’s the law. You break it, they have to prosecute.
I hope these women get released and move elsewhere where they can marry and be a loving family in peace with the same rights as anyone else, because NC? This is ridiculous.

Actually, homosexual marriage has been banned in NC for a long time. What they did was take away rights for domestic unions- INCLUDING those of heterosexuals. Now only MARRIAGES get all the benefits. No civil unions, REGARDLESS of sexual orientation.

awritergeekly:

needklainenow:

think-progress:

Mary Jamis, a lesbian woman, was ARRESTED yesterday after she and her partner sought a marriage license in North Carolina. 

Share this if you think it’s outrageous. 

Arrested for attempted marriage? Excuse me?

Ok while the whole idea of getting arrested because they were trying to get married is fucking ludicrous, at the same time, it was just made illegal. It was big news and everyone knows about it, including them, I’m sure. If you go do something illegal, you get arrested. I don’t agree with the idea of gay marriage being illegal obviously, but you have to have some sense and realize that though NC made a stupid decision on a law, they still have to uphold it, because it’s the law. You break it, they have to prosecute.

I hope these women get released and move elsewhere where they can marry and be a loving family in peace with the same rights as anyone else, because NC? This is ridiculous.

Actually, homosexual marriage has been banned in NC for a long time. What they did was take away rights for domestic unions- INCLUDING those of heterosexuals. Now only MARRIAGES get all the benefits. No civil unions, REGARDLESS of sexual orientation.

alexblagg:

THIS



Anyone else notice there’s only old people in that top picture? I’m willing to bet they went to the bottom picture’s rally as well…

alexblagg:

THIS

Anyone else notice there’s only old people in that top picture? I’m willing to bet they went to the bottom picture’s rally as well…

tagged → #equal rights