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General Chat => Off Topic => : Famous Mortimer 26 June, 2015, 05:30:56 PM

: Marriage equality
: Famous Mortimer 26 June, 2015, 05:30:56 PM
http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/jun/26/gay-marriage-legal-supreme-court?CMP=fb_gu

It's enough to bring a tear to your eye. In recent memory, people have died just for their sexuality, and now everyone can get married. Ain't it lovely? And with Ireland recently too...

I don't know. Not much of a thread. I'm just happy as hell.
: Re: Marriage equality
: locustsofdeath! 26 June, 2015, 05:51:19 PM
I'm happy and sad for gay people.

I'm happy they can get married, but sad they'll find out how much marriage sucks.
: Re: Marriage equality
: Famous Mortimer 26 June, 2015, 05:56:04 PM
I'm happy and sad for gay people.

I'm happy they can get married, but sad they'll find out how much marriage sucks.
I'm sure there's quite a few commitment-averse gay people realising they've got one less argument against settling down now :)
: Re: Marriage equality
: locustsofdeath! 26 June, 2015, 06:00:44 PM
I'm happy and sad for gay people.

I'm happy they can get married, but sad they'll find out how much marriage sucks.
I'm sure there's quite a few commitment-averse gay people realising they've got one less argument against settling down now :)


 :lol:
Ha! Those poor saps!
: Re: Marriage equality
: Eric Plumrose 26 June, 2015, 06:12:22 PM
Ain't it lovely?

With this and Obamacare being spared WHERE'S THE FUCKING APOCALYPSE?

Buncha Commies.
: Re: Marriage equality
: Colin YNWA 26 June, 2015, 08:34:14 PM
The only downside to this is that its taken use until 2015 to get there in many countries that would consider themselves liberal and freedom loving. There are still many more where being in a relationship, or heck just fuckin' around with people of the same gender as you is still a crime. A fuckin' crime.

We defo need to celebrate these victories for common decency, but than we need to remind ourselves there's still a distance to go.

"What's next?"
: Re: Marriage equality
: Jim_Campbell 26 June, 2015, 08:45:46 PM
I don't know. Not much of a thread. I'm just happy as hell.

(http://i.imgur.com/GJGPB1k.jpg)

Cheers!

Jim
: Re: Marriage equality
: Banners 26 June, 2015, 09:36:43 PM
Great to see.

Was involved in a small way (http://apt.uk/?portfolio=equal-marriage) with Scotland's successful Equal Marriage campaign, which culminated with the first weddings on New Year's Eve.

This It's Time (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_p6FLflRYYE) video still makes me well up, and it's quite a thrill to see heroes like Brian Cox and Alan Cumming holding up signs I helped produce.
: Re: Marriage equality
: Dandontdare 26 June, 2015, 09:40:16 PM
Ain't it lovely?

With this and Obamacare being spared WHERE'S THE FUCKING APOCALYPSE?

Buncha Commies.

As soon as I read this today, I checked out the comments section for the story on the Fox News website (always a laugh). Lots of liberal trolls and frothing rednecks posting random non-sequitur outbursts about AIDS and pedophilia, and God and Satan of course.

My favourite exchange was:
(Frothing religious conservative in Caps Lock): THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS GAY MARRIAGE!
Instant "libtard" reply: You're right, from today there is just marriage
: Re: Marriage equality
: Mister Pops 27 June, 2015, 12:48:52 AM
Fer fuck sake.

Like I don't get invited to enough weddings.
: Re: Marriage equality
: shaolin_monkey 27 June, 2015, 10:15:19 AM
Yep, great news.  Another step towards progressivism for the U.S. - perhaps they could stop shooting each other next.
: Re: Marriage equality
: locustsofdeath! 27 June, 2015, 12:14:14 PM
Yep, great news.  Another step towards progressivism for the U.S. - perhaps they could stop shooting each other next.

Stop with that. We don't all shoot each other just like you're not all Polish-hating bigots.
: Re: Marriage equality
: ZenArcade 27 June, 2015, 12:41:11 PM
Great news. Nothing made me more proud of being an Irish man than the public vote to endorse equality under the law for all people. Well done to the yanks. Z
: Re: Marriage equality
: Mikey 27 June, 2015, 02:11:45 PM
Ulster still says No.

M
: Re: Marriage equality
: Steve Green 27 June, 2015, 02:44:24 PM
Ulster still says No.

M

They'd like the Make A Dredd Sequel page then... FFS

Still not quite got to level of 'wanting to smash the publishers hands with hammers' as one delightful prick poster on the 2000 AD FB page.
: Re: Marriage equality
: ZenArcade 27 June, 2015, 03:27:41 PM
Oh they're fond of using hammers up here and no mistake. The equal marrige rights are now subject to a judicial review. Here's hoping a Judge makes a decision where those 108 venal, nasty pricks in the assembly can't and wont. Z
: Re: Marriage equality
: Mikey 27 June, 2015, 03:43:56 PM
And the irony is the two couples who have won the judicial review were the first two civil partnerships in the UK. If NI can be first with that surely it can allow equal marriage rights too.

M
: Re: Marriage equality
: Famous Mortimer 27 June, 2015, 06:16:25 PM
My friends with baby pictures as their avatars on Facebook have been changing to the rainbow colours in support of Pride. And I thought, I know we've still got a ways to go, but those kids stand a decent chance of growing up in a world where people don't give two hoots what the gender of people getting married is. And it made me cry with happiness.

Now we've just got to make sure they've got jobs and homes and aren't being bred for meat by some super-evil future 1% :)
: Re: Marriage equality
: JayzusB.Christ 28 June, 2015, 03:11:37 AM
Fair play.

Me, I've never held much with patriotism - whatever other people did to make life better on this stretch of muck in the ocean i happened to be born on, I wasn't around to help them so I can't claim any credit - I felt some real national pride last month when we voted Yes to gay marriage.
I love equality, and it seems more and more people are getting on board every day.  I'm also quite drunk right now, but I like to think I'll agree with myself in the morning

: Re: Marriage equality
: Hawkmumbler 29 June, 2015, 01:38:55 PM
Bloody glorious, isn't it? So happy for the peoples of America right now.