newyorker:















In the spirit of openheartedness and what life is really all about, I’ll go so far as to say that the fear of others may mask some deep-seated desire to understand, and maybe even to love. Because really, what is there to be afraid of? Few people today don’t know—or have in their families—at least one loving couple who are raising children, same-sex or not. And it’s really just the loving part that matters. That same-sex marriage could go from its preliminary draft of “diagnosable” to the final edit of “so what?” must indicate some positive evolution on the part of the larger human consciousness. My wife, being a biology teacher, puts it even more succinctly: “Why are all these people so worried about who everybody else is sleeping with, anyway?” (Score two for Moms.)














—Chris Ware on his cover of the May 13, 2013 issue, “Mother’s Day.” Get the story behind the cover: http://nyr.kr/10d7TyC

I un-“liked” The New Yorker on Facebook after last week when the whole magazine was stuff by men (no ladies at all!), but I’ll keep following them on Tumblr…

newyorker:

In the spirit of openheartedness and what life is really all about, I’ll go so far as to say that the fear of others may mask some deep-seated desire to understand, and maybe even to love. Because really, what is there to be afraid of? Few people today don’t know—or have in their families—at least one loving couple who are raising children, same-sex or not. And it’s really just the loving part that matters. That same-sex marriage could go from its preliminary draft of “diagnosable” to the final edit of “so what?” must indicate some positive evolution on the part of the larger human consciousness. My wife, being a biology teacher, puts it even more succinctly: “Why are all these people so worried about who everybody else is sleeping with, anyway?” (Score two for Moms.)

Chris Ware on his cover of the May 13, 2013 issue, “Mother’s Day.” Get the story behind the coverhttp://nyr.kr/10d7TyC

I un-“liked” The New Yorker on Facebook after last week when the whole magazine was stuff by men (no ladies at all!), but I’ll keep following them on Tumblr…

(via newyorker)

In happier news: New Zealand Parliament passes marriage equality bill, people in the gallery break into song, I get choked up. (h/t The World)

"I’m saying this: we cannot keep pitting the church against humanity, or progress…my generation, the generation that can smell bullshit, especially holy bullshit, from a mile away, will not stick around to see the church fight gay marriage against our better judgment. It’s my generation who is overwhelmingly supporting marriage equality, and Church, as a young person and as a theologian, it is not in your best interest to give them that ultimatum."

An Open Letter to the Church from My Generation | “I Said I Don’t Know.”—and Other Answers to Hard Questions

blowncovers:

“The Gays” Contest: The Winner!
By Jack Hunter
Nadja had to gently break to me the news of all the rumors surrounding these two beloved muppets. But this scene is so sweet (I love their 1950’s television set) — it had to be the winner. 

blowncovers:

“The Gays” Contest: The Winner!

By Jack Hunter

Nadja had to gently break to me the news of all the rumors surrounding these two beloved muppets. But this scene is so sweet (I love their 1950’s television set) — it had to be the winner. 

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. 

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. 

theamericanprospect:

Gabriel Arana: 
Another day, another damned defeat.
It wasn’t much of a surprise. Despite heroic efforts by gay-rights activists, yesterday North Carolinians amended their state constitution to ban same-sex marriage. Amendment One passed by an overwhelming 22-percent margin. Gay marriage is already illegal in North Carolina by statute, but amending the constitution ensures that state courts can’t overturn the law.
(Small consolation prize: Obama says he’s “disappointed” that voters in North Carolina didn’t “evolve” any faster than he has.)
For supporters of gay rights, it’s another setback in a war that, overall, seems to be going the right way. But it’s disappointing nonetheless, and there are a few things that are both telling and especially harmful about the gay-marriage ban in North Carolina.

theamericanprospect:

Gabriel Arana: 

Another day, another damned defeat.

It wasn’t much of a surprise. Despite heroic efforts by gay-rights activists, yesterday North Carolinians amended their state constitution to ban same-sex marriage. Amendment One passed by an overwhelming 22-percent margin. Gay marriage is already illegal in North Carolina by statute, but amending the constitution ensures that state courts can’t overturn the law.

(Small consolation prize: Obama says he’s “disappointed” that voters in North Carolina didn’t “evolve” any faster than he has.)

For supporters of gay rights, it’s another setback in a war that, overall, seems to be going the right way. But it’s disappointing nonetheless, and there are a few things that are both telling and especially harmful about the gay-marriage ban in North Carolina.

"Boehner so far has collected $742,000 to defend DOMA, and that money was skimmed from funds that would normally go toward House officer and employee salaries, Chief Administrative Officer Dan Strodel told members of a House Appropriations subcommittee."

John Boehner Has Collected $742,000 For DOMA Defense, Top House Official Says