Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Encore! Encore!

Since I blogged about how surprisingly awesome it was that Ireland allowed gay marriage, I better mention how, happy, relieved, surprised I am that the neighbors to the south did the same as well. I thought the religious right would prevent it, so I was really shocked to suddenly hear marriage was now an option for gay people. Plus, how inclusive could American culture get, to have a black president come out to announce a gay marriage law and do it in a respective, reflective and positive light. Really, if I told you ten years ago this would happen, would you have believed me? No, you would have thought I was a naive Canadian who knew zip about the U.S. Most of all, I really have a soft spot for my fellow bloggers and so I was excited that this step towards being fully included into society was given to my Yankee doodle blog buddies. I think the best way to end this post is to quote a great line I heard on a news cast, "remember this is no longer gay marriage, it's just marriage for two people who love each other".


Ur-spo said...

indeed !

Will said...

The demographic here in the U.S. has shifted in terms of support for same-sex marriage. The latest figures are that 61% of Americans now support it and gay rights in general, the surprise being that support is now increasing significantly in people near or at retirement age and above. So, it's not just "the kids" any more.

I had followed your blog years ago but somehow lost the link. I just rediscovered you through my good friend Dr. Spo.


Sooo-this-is-me said...

Dr. Spo took the leap, lol, good for him. I have to say with some excitement.... hi Will! I stopped blogging for a while, I am lazy about it now, but one thing is for sure, I miss many of my past blog friends. My fault completely I will admit.

Fearsome Beard said...

Thank you for that last line. How true, iris just marriage.