I had to share one picture of what my living room currently looks like. I think it can be used as one of those pictures I used to find in Highlights Magazine when I was a kid. “Identify what is out of place!”
I’ll give you one. There’s a queen mattress and box spring in the corner.
Hopefully this won’t last too much longer and I’ll finally get my couch out of storage.
I think I am going to be sick. As reported on the local Raleigh station’s website WRAL “The North Carolina House of Representatives voted Monday to put a ban on same-sex marriage before voters next year. After 3 1/2 hours of debate, 75 legislators voted in favor of the bill which would ask voters to amend the state constitution to define marriage as between one man and one woman.”
Really? Do we have to come to this? What gives us the right to legislate what two consenting adults do in their own homes? I would argue that many gay and lesbian relationships are a lot more like a real marriage than some straight marriages I’ve seen. Why can’t we as a nation separate church and state and let people get on with their lives?
I’m tired of friends leaving the state – or even the country – to get married only to have their marriage be unrecognized by our government. Most of my gay and lesbian friends have been together for more than 10 years. They are in stable, happy, committed relationships. Some of them are raising children together. Their lives really aren’t any different than yours or mine. They love their partners. They cooperate with one another on the usual daily routines. Their relationships have the same ups and downs as anyone would expect. Why do we have to differentiate because of their gender?
My state embarrasses me with this bill. We need to vote it down.