Now, will Western feminists take the hint and start thinking it might not be a good idea to let Muslims immigrate to Western countries?
Don’t bet your bra on it.
Now, will Western feminists take the hint and start thinking it might not be a good idea to let Muslims immigrate to Western countries?
Don’t bet your bra on it.
Lesbian couples twice as likely as gay men to end civil partnership as ‘divorces’ up by 20%
Lesbian couples are nearly twice as likely as gay men to end a civil partnership, according to the latest government figures.
The number of same-sex couples ending their civil unions leapt by 20 per cent last year, seven years after their introduction in 2005. Overall there were 794 dissolutions in 2012, almost 60 per cent of which were female couples, figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show.
In the seven years since gay couples were able to have civil partnerships, 3.2 per cent of male unions ended in dissolution, compared to 6.1 per cent of female couples.
Sociologists believe the lower rates of ‘divorces’ among gay men may reflect a trend of women committing sooner and having higher expectations for a relationship. Women in civil partnerships tie the knot at an average age of 37.6, compared to men, for whom the average age is 40. Erzsebet Bukodim, sociologist at the University of Oxford, said: “In heterosexual marriage the divorce rate is higher if you enter marriage at a very young age. That might be one of the reasons we’re seeing this [high dissolution rate for women] in civil partnerships.”
Gunnar Andersson, professor of demography at Stockholm University, has found in successive studies that women in Norway, Sweden and Denmark are twice as likely to dissolve their civil partnerships than men. He said: “This reflects trends in a heterosexual marriage because women are more prone to say they want to marry – but they’re also more likely to initiate a divorce. Women usually have higher demands on relationship quality, that’s often been said in studies. Even if you control for age there is still a trend of more women ending partnerships than men.”
Jane Czyzselska, editor of the lesbian magazine, DIVA, said: “Culturally women have been more conditioned to be focused on marriage than men. The stereotype of the lesbian couple who take a U-Haul on their second date, move in and get cats is there for a reason. Because of the cultural conditioning that we have, women do seem to be committing faster.”
It all comes back to Steve Sailer’s axiom: Lesbian women want to be married, gay men want to get married. IOW, lesbian women want the long term relationship and the monogamy, gay men want the pageantry and the ceremony. Lesbian women want a stable home life, gay men want the Broadway production. Of course, these are all generalities, subject to many exceptions — I already know that, comma, peanut gallery.
Therefore, not only do I think that in areas where gay “marriages” or quasi-marriages are legal, that lesbian women are more likely to use those “rights,” they’re more likely to want to end the partnership because they want a quality relationship and are sensitive to the state of the “marriage.” Gay men, OTOH, are probably content if the “wedding” ceremony was a smash; how Adam and Steve get along after that is of no great concern. There will always be the videos and photos of the wedding to gush over ’till death do them part.
Shorter version of this: The Sailer Correlation, pure and simple.
“What’s the Sailer Correlation,” asks the peanut gallery and the noobs?
Answer: Since 2000, in American Presidential politics, the Republican Party is the party of white non-Jewish adults who are/were/want to be involved in traditional nuclear families (heterosexual marriage and procreation therefrom), and the Democrat Party is the party of everyone else. The Sailer Correlation, as I just stated it above, is the executive summary of the combined factors of the dirt gap/mortgage gap/baby gap/marriage gap.
Edsall never really answers the question he poses in the title of his article, except in a superficial sense at the end:
Political commitments are molded by a wide-ranging array of forces from economic security to the type of job a voter holds to his or her place in a status hierarchy or a community. This complexity, and the built-in potential for new fissures, means that any political coalition — whether it’s constructed on the model of a big tent or of a working partnership — is inherently fragile. How well equipped is the Democratic Party to smooth over differences between its wealthiest and its poorest supporters, its most culturally liberal and its most culturally traditional voters? Does the Republican Party have the ability to fracture this new Democratic coalition?
Like I said, the Democrat Party on the Presidential level is the party of “everyone else.” Edsall is asking how the Democrats can keep the motley coalition of “everyone else” together and if the Republican Party has the ability to drop a ten ton wedge in its middle.
First answer: Yes, the Democrats do have a way to keep their coalition together, in spite of what would seem to be massive differences between the individual parts of the coalition and the contradictions of such a coalition even existing. How do they keep it together? Again, we turn to Steve Sailer: The answer is KKKrazy Glue, that is, the left and Democrats fomenting fear of conservative white people and groups, reminding their strung together coalition of “everyone else” that they have a “common enemy” that they must stay united to fight.
Second answer: The answer is no. He actually thinks the Stupid Party is that smart? Why would they try to break up the Democrat coalition when they’re pissing all over their loyal voters and trying to drive them out of any real control of the party?
Third answer: Even though there wasn’t a third question here. Edsall asks how the Democrat-left coalition can stay together. The question he should be asking is how the Republican-right coalition can stay together, when their only voters are white adults involved in traditional nuclear families, and that the party at the establishment elite level is embarrassed by the fact, and is doing everything they can to get them out of the party, to appeal to Democrat voters who already have a party (the Democrat Party), and is doing nothing politically to help the cause of (again with the Sailer) affordable family formation so that the Republican base can constantly replenish itself. People who have all their eggs in one basket shouldn’t be turning the basket upside down, but that’s just what the Republican establishment is doing.
Edsall also writes:
Democratic strength is now concentrated in fewer but more heavily populated areas. Polarization has intensified as voters in over half the nation’s counties cast landslide margins for one presidential candidate or the other. These tendencies are intensifying and have spilled over to Congressional elections, leading to legislative paralysis. Self-perpetuating clusters of the like-minded lead voters and their representatives away from the center.
Except there is no “legislative paralysis.” There is Barack Obama and his executive branch assuming more power by the day, and the surrender monkey caucus of Boehner/Cantor/McCarthy et al. are twirling in the wind and getting as tongue tied as Porky Pig as if they have no idea what’s going on or if they either don’t care or actually approve of Obama assuming dictatorial power. I’ll ask you: Has ObamaCare been mortally damaged? Who has been impeached or disciplined for DACA? If Congress turns Obama down on Syria and he marches us there anyway, will he be impeached?
You know what this means?
Women’s locker room: Women who identify as women and men who identify as women (the latter not being a threat to the former)
Men’s locker room: Women who identify as men
“But Blogmeister, what about men who identify as men?”
On college campuses? Where?
Other than the black afawetes on scholarship, except they have their own locker rooms, in fact, their own separated worlds where they get to “eat their enemies.”
Insofar as white men who identify as men? Here’s Diogenes’s Lamp, lotsaluck.
Remember, if a music video was done in 1978 and featured cars, there were no cars in the video newer than 1978. Remember when cars actually used to be that big?
And of course this is my background to this story. The most amazing part is that some of the members of this Y said that it was “too political” to have pro-life activists in their showers. Actually, knowing that this is Austin, and knowing that this is an organization that has basically truncated the “MCA” off from their acronym for all public intents and purposes, it’s not so amazing.
“What are you hinting at, Blogmeister?”
The reason certain members of the Y in Austin don’t want pro-life kids in their showers is because they know that they will reject being propositioned for homosexual sex while in the shower. Probably the members that are complaining are the ones that would have done the propositioning. You know, some people actually do take that Leviticus thing seriously.
Ooh, I didn’t just say that, did I? I didn’t mean it…unless I did. Have I gone too far, or have I not gone far enough?
Yes, gay America. It was all a diabolical trick on our part to get you to pay more taxes.
HIV Divides Lesbians In South Africa
“The reality is lesbians are HIV-positive. The reality is lesbians are so in denial,” a black lesbian activist in the township of Khayelitsha tells BuzzFeed. A recent study found almost one in 10 women who have sex with women in southern Africa is HIV-positive, but homophobia and the stigma of the disease among lesbians make it difficult to confront.
A recent study found that around 10% of women who have sex with women in four southern African countries are HIV-positive. The study suggests that the main source of infection among lesbians is likely rape. Women are sexually assaulted in South Africa more often than almost anywhere in the world, and lesbians are often targeted out of the belief that it will “cure” them of same-sex attraction. And their trauma is often compounded when they seek help from police or health care workers after they’ve been attacked, keeping them from getting tested or treated for HIV.
But despite this fact, HIV also raises suspicion among lesbians that a woman has betrayed the community by choosing to have sex with men. And this can cause the support network women have struggled to build to evaporate.
Rape occurs more frequently in South Africa than almost anywhere in the world, with more than 54,000 cases reported to police each year in a country with a population of less than 50 million. (Thousands more likely go unreported.)
Lesbians are often targeted for what is often called “corrective rape.” Although there are no accurate statistics on how frequently this occurs in South Africa, almost one in three women surveyed by the HIV study reported having been survivors of “forced sex” and these women were more likely to be HIV-positive.
There is also a lot of hostility toward women who are bisexual, said the Forum for the Empowerment of Women’s Hoboyi, who has had relationships with both men and women. Some believe that bisexuals make lesbians more vulnerable to rape because they confirm the perception that even women who date women are secretly attracted to men.
What we have here is a three way intersectionality between black lesbians, black bisexuals and plain ole regular Trayvons where the traffic lights are on the blink. In the rainbow utopia, hardly anyone seems to want to be tolerant of anyone else.
Major League Baseball to Create ‘Workplace Code of Conduct’ Against Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation
Major League Baseball says it will bolster its policies against harassment and discrimination based on sexual orientation, according to a new agreement provided to The Associated Press on Monday.
The league is scheduled to announce its new policy during its All-Star game festivities on Tuesday with the players’ union and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who helped draft the agreement.
Under the new policy, the league will create a workplace code of conduct and distribute it to every major league and minor league player. It also will provide new training sessions and create a centralized complaint system to report any harassment and discrimination.
Ah yes, the same Eric Schneiderman who promised to give Al Sharpton a corner office in the NYSAG’s offices.
At this rate, we won’t know whether LGBTQMIAPDLOLPLPLTH is an acronym for a lifestyle or a newfangled Sabermetrics baseball statistic.
Should I make a steroid joke?
They didn’t stand a chance against the
mob of unruly high-testosterone men lesbians.
Jason Queree, the man suspected of punching the protester multiple times, has been arrested 29 times since 1995. He has been convicted or otherwise found against for nine felonies, including forgery, stolen property, unlawful firearm possession and theft, and 12 misdemeanors, including driving with a suspended license, vehicle prowl, domestic violence, assault, DUI and criminal trespass.
Arrested 29 times in the last 13 years; that’s almost to the level of Bellcurvius prolific criminality.
Where are Jason Collins’s ex-boyfriends?
Why haven’t any of them come out to get their piece of the publicity for having been a pitcher or catcher to The First?
“What are you driving at, blogmeister?”
You know exactly what I’m driving at. This whole “gay” bit is nothing more than a career-extending scam.
“Why are you so cynical?”
Take your pick: (A) I pay attention, (B) Because I can, (C) Bud Dry.
A long time ago, getting longer by the year, when I first learned about “such things,” I had an implicit choice in front of me:
Do I want to do that with these kind of people, or with those kind of people?
I picked girls.
Yet, nobody’s going to be proud of me today, especially if I had any desire to go Downtown and hang out with all those people who are so proud of themselves.
I would say pride cometh before the fall, but that would be a double entendre.
Coy Mathis and the Next Civil-Rights Struggle
The purpose is to protect modesty and eliminate the potential for prurience in the bathroom. But stalls accomplish the first goal and, given the prevalence of homosexuals and bisexuals, segregation by sex doesn’t quite achieve the second. Thankfully, no one seeks to exclude homosexuals from girls’ and boys’ rooms. Allowing transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice wouldn’t make bathrooms any more sexually charged. They are straight and gay in the same proportion as other people, meaning a solid majority are sexually uninterested in the people they would encounter in the loo.
What’s more, it’s wrong to assume that forcing transgender kids to use the bathroom of their biological sex would make other kids feel more comfortable. Surely the average student would prefer to share a bathroom with a transgender student who dresses and acts like him or her than one who dresses and acts like the opposite sex.
The same arguments go for locker rooms and showers. Transgender students aren’t going to insist on using communal showers, but if a school setup allows sufficient privacy, they should be allowed to use the facility of the gender with which they identify.
Even if there is “sufficient privacy,” it’s impossible not to be naked in a locker room environment for at least a short period of time.
Using this line of logic, then two separate locker rooms are unnecessary. If it’s alright for women-living-as-men to shower with men-living-as-men and for men-living-as-women to shower with women-living-as-women, then it’s okey dokey for men-living-as-men and women-living-as-women to shower with each other. It’s like I’ve been saying here, the end game is everyone in one big shower. Because…civil rights.
A Rush caller today floated an interesting theory about where the advocates of gay “marriage” will go from here.
Before I state the theory, I have to stipulate that as it turns out, the SCOTUS decisions yesterday not only didn’t legalize gay “marriage” in one single jurisdiction that heretofore did not recognize them, but also the full faith and credit exemption clause in DOMA was not struck down. What I mean by that is that ordinarily, all states have to recognize the documents and business of all other states according to the Federal Constitution, but DOMA created an exception to that for gay “marriages,” in that states don’t have to recognize the gay “marriages” of states that do them.
The caller’s theory was that gay “marriage” states would start refusing to recognize the heterosexual marriages recorded in states that don’t recognize gay “marriage.” Now, neither the caller nor Rush himself said what I’m about to say, but I think I know the reason why gay states will do this — Not because they literally want not to recognize straight marriages from normal states, but because they’re trying to create another court case. While there is a FFC exemption for gay “marriages,” there is not one for normal marriages. So if Massachusetts refuses to recognize Alabama’s straight marriages because Alabama doesn’t do gay “marriage,” they know full well that an Alabama married straight couple that moves to Massachusetts will sue in Federal court when they realize their new state doesn’t recognize their Alabama straight marriage, on FFC grounds. And that’s what Massachusetts wants — They want the Federal judiciary to rule that the fact that there’s an FFC exemption for gay but no FFC exemption for straight is a violation of the 14th Amendment. Then at that point, every state will have to recognize the gay “marriages” that any state does, even if the states don’t do gay “marriages” themselves. This instantly basically makes irrelevant all the state-level legislation definition-of-marriage Constitutional amendments passed since Missouri was the first to do so in 2004, as Adam and Steve from LGBTQMIAPDLOLPLPLTHville St. Louis can go to Boston and get “married,” and Missouri has to recognize them as “married.”
In related snooze, the ACLU has hired former McCain 2008 campaign manager Steve Schmidt to ride herd for gay “marriage” within Republican ranks. That’s the best news I had all day — After all, we all know Schmidt’s winning track record, don’t we, President McCain?
This was inevitable the day we legitimized interracial marriage. You can’t say yes to interracial but no to gay. Oh, maybe you can for awhile, but the discordance is untenable.
I’ll read and break down the Justices’ opinions later. Right now, I’m focused on immigration.
Obama administration reverses course on Plan B pill
The emergency contraceptive will be available over the counter with no age restrictions, the government announces, pending a judge’s approval.
The Obama administration dropped its long-standing opposition to over-the-counter sales of a controversial morning-after pill Monday and decided to permit consumers of any age to buy Plan B One-Step without a prescription.
In papers filed in federal court in New York, government attorneys announced that the Food and Drug Administration and the Department of Health and Human Services would remove age and point of sale restrictions on the emergency contraceptive, pending approval by U.S. District Judge [*****]
The decision would not apply to similar brands of emergency contraceptives, or to a two-pill version of the same drug, which is manufactured by the Israel-based pharmaceutical firm Teva. Loretta Lynch, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, wrote in the court papers that other manufacturers could submit approval applications, but the FDA might grant Teva “marketing exclusivity.”
Obama wanted OTC Plan B for everyone of any age all along. The judge’s ruling just gave him cover; any pretense of the DOJ ever appealing or balking at the judge’s ruling was entirely for show. If Obama and his DOJ was so upset, they would press on with their appeal.
This is why I say — Public statements are useless, judicial appointments tell all. By their fruits, ye shall know them.
I know the Federal judge who made this ruling is a Reagan appointee. I also know that Obama wouldn’t appoint anyone to the Federal judiciary who wouldn’t make the same ruling.
And also…to those of you who think that this will result in a reduction of the Bellcurvius or Comprehensive population, keep dreaming. That bun in the oven often becomes a welfare check. They’re not running to the store to buy OTC Plan B.
Do marriage and parenthood make people more conservative about women and families?
That raises an alternative possibility. Maybe the difference between under-30s and their elders isn’t the era in which they grew up. Maybe it’s a lack of life experience. As young people pass from their 20s to their 30s, they get married and have kids. They lose their naïvete about self-realization, having it all, the equality of family structures, and the interchangeability of moms and dads. According to this theory, the reason why older people are more likely to believe that unwed motherhood is a big problem, or that kids do better with stay-at-home moms, is that beyond the age of 30, you discover that these things are true.
IOW, the older you get, the smarter your parents get and the dumber your professors get.
As an aside, Steve Sailer has noted that there is around a steady 0.9 correlation coefficient (i.e. extremely strong correlation) between the combined demographic factors of the average number of children a white woman has slash the average number of total years white women between 18 and 44 are married (most possible being 27 years) in a given state, and the percentage of vote Republican Party Presidential candidates get in that state. What it means is that the GOP is the party of traditional nuclear white families, while the Democrats are the party of everyone else.
Most notable part of the event was an interruption from a protester about 12 minutes into the 20-minute speech. A pro-LGBT rights individual standing at the front began shouting for an executive order on gay rights. (Pool did not hear exactly what.)
“One of the things I don’t do well is this,” replied FLOTUS to loud applause. She left the lectern and moved over to the protester, saying they could “listen to me or you can take the mic, but I’m leaving. You all decide. You have one choice.”
Crowd started shouting that they wanted FLOTUS to stay.
“You need to go!” said one woman near the protester.
The protester was then escorted out, shouting “…lesbian looking for federal equality before I die.” (First part of the quote was inaudible.) Pool could not get their name before they were taken out.
IOW, Butch here was upset that Obama isn’t enough of a dictator. And what’s this bit about “federal equality?” These LGBTQMIAPDLOLPLPLTH are in a bad way if they’re defining their self-esteem based on what executive orders the President does or does not issue.
Victims of sex assaults in military are mostly men
More military men than women are sexually abused in the ranks each year, a Pentagon survey shows, highlighting the underreporting of male-on-male assaults.
When the Defense Department released the results of its anonymous sexual abuse survey this month and concluded that 26,000 service members were victims in fiscal 2012, which ended Sept. 30, an automatic assumption was that most were women. But roughly 14,000 of the victims were male and 12,000 female, according to a scientific survey sample produced by the Pentagon.
While it might be easy to think that these “assaults” are basically hetero men saying words like “fag,” other decidedly conservative sources are reading this story and this statistic as actual physical rape, and citing a certain rape-violence fetish toward straight high-testosterone military men expressed in LGBTQMIAPDLOLPLPLTH porn/literature.
Don’t think the issue is done and settled. Oh no. The revolution in permanence never stops or never thinks it has totally won. There are always new *-isms to combat.
Minnesota governor weighs in on Chris Kluwe’s release
With the Vikings cutting punter Chris Kluwe earlier this week, we’ve debated how much of his dismissal had to do with his punting ability vs. his outspokenness on a number of issues that might have alienated some of his coaches.
Now, Mark Dayton, the governor of Minnesota, is making his voice heard.
“I don’t feel good about it,” Dayton, a Democrat, said. “I mean I’m not in position to evaluate the role and their punting abilities. But it seems to me the general manager said right after the draft that they were going to have competition. Well, then he brings the one guy [fifth-round pick Jeff Locke] in, he kicks for a weekend and that’s the competition? I mean, I just think sports officials ought to be honest about what the heck is going on. Same way I think public officials should be honest about what’s going on. So that bothers me probably as much if not more than the actual decision.”
Here we go. Every big time pro athlete who senses that he’s about to be cut or have something done to him that he won’t like will either come out as “gay” or start mouthing off about gay rights, just to create a handy excuse/rationalization/lawsuit fodder.
Managers to Millennials: Job interview no time to text
Many college grads lack interview skills. They take calls, text and sometimes bring their parents or pets to interviews. HR execs blame a coddled generation weaned on smartphones and social media.
Newly minted college graduates soon entering the job market could be facing another hurdle besides high unemployment and a sluggish economy. Hiring managers say many perform poorly — sometimes even bizarrely — in job interviews.
Human resource professionals say they’ve seen recent college grads text or take calls in interviews, dress inappropriately, use slang or overly casual language and exhibit other oddball behavior.
Fall and other HR executives say such quirks have become more commonplace the past three years or so, and are displayed by about one in five recent grads. They’re prompting recruiters to rule out otherwise qualified candidates for entry-level positions and delay hiring decisions.
Fall says Millennials also have been coddled by parents. “It’s (a mindset of) ‘You’re perfect just the way are,’ ” he says. ” ‘Do whatever you’re comfortable doing.’ “
Not just the parents. It’s also the educational system which enforces standards of deportment and decorum about as often as one finds a tooth on a hen.
But we should stop looking at this as a bug and start looking it as a feature. Instilling high self-esteem in students has been the number one priority of the American educational system for the past generation. In that, they have been wildly successful.
If you do Personnel and you don’t want to hire a 23-year old wearing a crop top or halter top with a picture of a pot leaf and the word “Fuck” above or below it, then you’re just an old fuddy duddy who is behind the times. Get ready for a ‘scrimination lawsuit. And don’t laugh — You know that one day soon it will be against the law to “discriminate” against these worthies, because these overly self-esteemed brats have doting helicopter parents that can really put the pressure on Democrat/liberal politicians.
And also…I’m waiting for the first news article about a man or woman with a Ph.D. who can’t read.
Boston Washington, D.C.
More like its 255 pounds of flesh. And it goes by the very pedestrian and forgettable name “Jason Collins.” Except organized LGBTQMIALOLPLPLTH will never let us forget that name, for all history.
I said many times before now in this space and elsewhere that the thing precluding the first current major sports league professional athlete who is LGBTQMIAPDLOLPLPLTH from coming out wasn’t fear of his teammates, but fear of the media, that once whoever the first one was to come out did that, he could forget about ever being asked about his job ever again, and instead the media would dwell on sex and sexuality. Well, my theory is a bit off kilter here, because I doubt anyone was ever standing around Jason Collins’s locker to ask him about his job.
He’s a 34-year old seven foot even tall journeyman center. How much do you want to bet that he came out mainly to extend his career a few years? Can’t cut or trade him now — Oh no, you just can’t do that to The First, the New Jackie Robinson. Especially in an LGBTQMIAPDLOLPLPLTH hotbed (no pun intended) like Boston. Cutting him now would be *-phobic.
As far as I can tell, Jason Collins’s only real link to St. Louis is that he was a freshman at Stanford the season they made the Final Four (1997-98), and Stanford made the Final Four after winning the Midwest regional bracket in St. Louis. Who knows? Maybe while he was here, he hit The Grove.
Oops on my part: His most recent team was the Washington Wizards, and now he’s a free agent. But that provides another motive for his coming out now: Being able to wield the *-phobia accusation at any team or maybe the whole league if someone doesn’t sign him.
This year’s first overall draft pick for a sports league whose players are overwhelmingly lesbian and whose fans are overwhelmingly lesbian has just come out as a lesbian.
Maybe this will make Mark Cuban want to draft her (?) even more.
West Hollywood, California
Magic Johnson is proud of his young adult son.
Because he aced his MCAT and was accepted into Hopkins Med…er, no.
Because he made it through Marine Corps boot camp…er, no.
Because he saved a kid from drowning…er, no.
Because he’s projected to be a lottery pick in the upcoming NBA draft…er, definitely not.
Well, then, what?
Because he did something that virtually all postpubescent people do — He chose an orientation.
On the one hand, we’re supposed to relegate sexual orientation to such a level of triviality and nonchalance that we’re not supposed to give the formerly “queer” choice a second thought. But on the other hand, we’re supposed to be so “proud” of people who make the choice formerly known as “queer,” or they demand that we be proud of them for doing so.
Question: Would Magic Johnson be proud of his son if he would have chose heterosexual?
Politico: Republican barnacle class wants SCOTUS to “get it over” and legalize gay “marriage” right away. Their reasoning is that if SCOTUS does that, it will take the issue off the table as a wedge issue for the left, and in fact will take it off the table as an issue in general.
Sure, just like Roe v Wade did for aborticide.
This is why you read this space, and why I get paid the big bucks — To translate this kind of bullshit into English.
What this really means is that the barnacle class of Republican consultants is for gay “marriage,” and they want SCOTUS to rule in favor of it as forcefully as they can so they have the skirt of a SCOTUS decision to hide behind, an excuse not to oppose it and to marginalize people and candidates who want to oppose it. The Neal Boortz right-libertarian types, who wish the “religious right” would just shut up and go away (but keep on voting Republican), are coveting that SCOTUS is as profound on the “libertine” side of the gay “marriage” cases in front of them right now as they were in Roe v Wade. They can say, “the issue is settled, the Supreme Court has spoken, so quit talking about social issues.”
Here’s an analogy I can use for our side — The Heller and McDonald decisions. With SCOTUS precedent firmly on our side, it is for our side of the 2A question a convenient bludgeon to demoralize the other side.
The joke about Unitarians is that they’re where you go when you don’t know where to go. Theirs is the religion of last resort for the intermarried, the ambivalent, the folks who want a faith community without too many rules. It is perhaps no surprise that the Unitarian Universalist Association is one of the fastest-growing denominations in the country, ballooning 15 percent over the past decade, when other established churches were shrinking. Politically progressive to its core, it draws from the pool of people who might otherwise be “nones” – unaffiliated with any church at all.
But within the ranks of the UUA over the past few years, there has been some quiet unrest concerning a small but activist group that vociferously supports polyamory. That is to say “the practice of loving and relating intimately to more than one other person at a time,” according to a mission statement by Unitarian Universalists for Polyamory Awareness (UUPA). The UUPA “encourages spiritual wholeness regarding polyamory,” including the right of polyamorous people to have their unions blessed by a minister.
The UUPA has received its share of attention over the years – a PBS interview, a San Francisco Chronicle article – but mostly it has caused anguish and dissent among Unitarians. In 2007, a Unitarian congregation in Chestertown, Md., heard a sermon by a poly activist named Kenneth Haslam, arguing that polyamory is the next frontier in the fight for sexual and marriage freedom. “Poly folks are strong believers that each of us should choose our own path in forming our families, forming relationships, and being authentic in our sexuality.”
Well, we know the next letter in The Great Acronym will be related to polyamory.
Let’s just cut to the chase and do the only thing that’s right by social justice and equality as far as this issue goes: Once a person anywhere on Earth is of legal age, he or she or heshe or it is automatically married to every other person on Earth of legal age.
Arizona…where men are men, and women are women, and shower accordingly.
Because…you had to figure at some point that sanity was finally going to wake up, get out of bed and put its boots on after the freaks are already halfway across the world.
Uh oh. The intersectionality between race and LGBTQMIAPDLOLPLPLTH yielded a car wreck.
What happened to “love is just love?” One would think that a relationship that is both homosexual and interracial would catapult the lucky couple to the top of the totem pole of tolerance.
The good news is that this isn’t anything that one big group shower wouldn’t solve.
Which one looks more fucked up to you?
I would ask this in the form of a poll question, but I don’t want Madonna stuffing the virtual ballot box.
Remember, when you’re hearing a lot of political and social chatter about “what,” it usually is a smokescreen for “who” and “whom.” See also: Cigarettes.