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Judge: Ohio must recognize out-of-state gay marriages

breakingnews:

APA federal judge ordered Ohio officials on Monday to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states.

"The record before this court … is staggeringly devoid of any legitimate justification for the state’s ongoing arbitrary discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation," Judge Timothy Black wrote in his ruling.

Ohio plans to appeal.

shadowsaroundourhearts:

Alright I’m going to post a general opinion based on what I know/have seen of the situation. 

Jared Leto made a heartwarming speech about his mother and brother. 

And y’all are shitting on him because he didn’t mention trans women. 

What was he supposed to say

Please tell me what you would have had him say, that would have been relevant to his family members in the audience, to whom he was speaking. 

Let that man have his fucking moment, as far as I’m concerned. 

I was more upset with McConaughey for not meantioning AIDS. I mean com’on… what the hell man?
But, not being a Trans* person, my opinion on the matter probably doesn’t hold much weight.
I thought Leto’s Rayon was spot on. She reminded me so much of a friend I lost a long time ago. I saw a definite change in the last few years of her life. In the end she got high a lot. Like many others at the time, she felt if she was going to die anyway, she might as well be stoned.

****SPOILER ALERT***

It upset me that Rayon died. I understand that in the 1980s people with AIDS died. It’s just that I’m tired of movies that kill off their main LGBT characters. Especially trans* characters!

…anyway, apologies for highjacking shadowsaroundourhearts' post.

policymic:

Watch: Honey Maid responds to the homophobic haters

When Honey Maid released its “This is Wholesome” graham crackers commercial last month, advocacy groups that didn’t like the depicted same-sex and biracial families penned their grievances to the food company.

The American Decency Association called the commercial the work of Satan, decrying its “evil agenda.” One Million Moms said Nabisco should be “ashamed” of itself for its “attempt to normalize sin,” “promote homosexuality” and “push the LGBT agenda,” calling on others to boycott Nabisco products and write to its executives. 

So Honey Maid decided to make a video specifically for disgruntled groups such as these, putting to all those vitriolic letters to good use.

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Going out to buy a case of Honey Maid. :D

Chris Van Sickle - Keys, Adam Dobres - Lead Guitar, Jayden McGrath - Rhythm Guitar, Andrew Livingstone - Bass and Pete McNeil on Drums.

Recorded live in the Hunter Valley january 2011 by mik la Vage

I love Toni’s intro, a message to women on violence against women.

persephoneholly:

ten-and-donna:

kissnecks:

THIS OKAY

You want to get kids out of foster care and into good, loving homes? I’ve got a simple solution to your problem.

Did you know LGBT couples are more likely to adopt older, children of color and disable children than straight couples? LGBT couples tend to adopt ‘undesired’ children more (basically kids no one else wants.)

persephoneholly:

ten-and-donna:

kissnecks:

THIS OKAY

You want to get kids out of foster care and into good, loving homes? I’ve got a simple solution to your problem.

Did you know LGBT couples are more likely to adopt older, children of color and disable children than straight couples? LGBT couples tend to adopt ‘undesired’ children more (basically kids no one else wants.)

(Source: beaconpress)

Jeffrey the series: Gratitude (Special Episode)

This may very well be the best response I’ve seen to the passing of WBC leader Fred Phelps.

Published on Mar 23, 2014

"Protests. Signs. Hate. Love. Oh my! Reverend Fred Phelps from the Westboro Baptist Church is dead. What to think?! I have mixed emotions. I’ve asked my friends, too. Here’s what I really
think!” - Jeffrey

Jeffrey TheSeries - Giving the mid-life crisis a fabulous make over, one animated webisode at a time.

Oh, you should probably go subscribed to Jeffrey TheSeries too!

The Cardinal Came To Visit Us This Weekend…

The Cardinal Came To Visit Us This Weekend… No… not THAT Cardinal. ;)

Nope, not THAT Cardinal!

We have a family of cardinals that live in a nearby tree. They like to drop by every day for the sunflower seeds we put out during the winter.

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After missing a few opportunities, we started leaving the camera by the window. When I heard the cardinal Saturday (pictured left) I grabbed the camera for a rare photo shoot. ;)

He was looking for left over seeds from the Ferris Wheel Feeder that was tipped over and left draining after the previous day’s rain.

You might have seen the Ferris Wheel Feeder video that I posted after the last snow storm.

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAIf you follow me on twitter, you might recognize the image on the right. It’s the very first picture I took of the cardinals in my neighborhood. It was a huge surprise for me to discover we had cardinals in South Philly. Seriously, I’ve lived in (or around) Philadelphia all my life. I have never seen a cardinal in the city.

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This last picture is my favorite from Saturday. The border around the image was not added. I was shooting the cardinal through some house plants. I also had the blinds down because I was trying not to scare the cardinal away. The final result is pretty cool.

There are some superstitions surrounding birds that appear after the death of a loved one. Some believe that birds “sometimes appear as envoys from the spirit world — fleeting emissaries of loved ones who have passed on to the other side.” I like that idea. It would be nice to think that my friend Fran was just dropping by to say hello. Most likely, it was just a member of a family of cardinals picking through the debris, looking for sunflower seeds to feed his family. Either way, it was nice to see him.

As the adage goes, it’s the little things in life that sometimes make you the happiest. For me it’s true. I may not win the Powerball anytime soon, but as long as the cardinal comes to visit once in a while, I’ll be happy.

Oh, and I took a short video of the cardinal too! :P

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It is safer for you to hate me. It is safer for you to judge me. It is safer for you to criminalize me. For ignorance serves fear. The fear of knowing me protects you from having to love me, because if you knew me, you would love me, and by loving me, you would have to question your fear, and by questioning your fear, you would have to challenge that fear, and fear is what has held your world together. So… It is safer for you to hate me. It is safer for you to judge me. It is safer for you to criminalize me. For fear is your GOD.

Quincy LeNear Gossfield via Facebook (via quincylenear)