Progress, I Love You

Thursday, June 27, 2013


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I had a different post all ready to go for today but I am skipping that to celebrate yesterday (it's totally worth a multi-day celebration, dontchathink?!) Whether you are for marriage in the general sense, or not, yesterday was such big day. I understand choosing to get married as well as I understand choosing not to get married. I am all for both. But for some the rights that come along with legalized marriage has a much larger impact than a personal belief system. Say immigration rights for example, or a family not having to file two individual tax returns. I heard this interview last week and I have been wrought with worry for this couple over what the supreme court ruling would be. I can say today I am so happy for them and so many more couples who can go about their lives togethers. Cheers to that. Cheers to love. And cheers to progress.

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  1. Yesterday was a happy day. Now if we could only address the unemployment, education, infrastructure, health care and energy, we would be on our way!

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    1. yes, i would love to address healthcare for realz and all the other things you mention as well. and also just make marriage legal everywhere for everyone in every state (we're still behind here in oregon.)

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  2. I can't lie, I'm still shaking my head at the thought: how can you tell people 'Oh, it's ok to go ahead and get married...just don't expect any equal rights or anything.' I mean really. But yes! The winds are changing so cheers to that!! And I'm also with Ruth, let's get to the rest of the mess.

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    1. the winds are changing and hopefully they will continue doing so!

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  3. I squealed so loud yesterday when the news popped up on CNN! Love is love and I cannot believe this was even a debate (thanks a lot, Clinton!). I cannot wait until we stop having to qualify it as "same sex marriage" and just call it "marriage." I'll tell you one thing, I will feel a lot less guilty at my own wedding next year, knowing lots of my friends can have the same federal protections I will if they want to marry their partners. Woo! Happy day!

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    1. i know, i can't believe we are still talking about women's reproductive rights, i mean sheesh. so i am sure we still have a way to go but at least federal laws have a way of holding strong.

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  4. yay love these pillows! cheers to progress is so right. it's funny that i've had the same sentiments as erin when i was getting married. i almost felt guilty that i was "allowed" to and so many of my gay and lesbian friends could not marry their loved ones. but now, i am so joyful that we all can start to celebrate our love how ever we chose, equally. a step in the right direction, yay!

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    1. thank you. i know a few couples that have chosen not to get married legally until it's legal for all. still not legal here in oregon but hopefully next year. it's going to happen everywhere soon i think especially after this ruling which is just one of the things that makes it so exciting! xo

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  5. I was so excited when I heard the news! I totally agree, it is definitely a "cheers to progress!" And I think those pillows are amazing!

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  6. Here here. I was so relieved and happy yesterday when I heard the news. And I actually cried a little because of the friends and relatives I have that can now enjoy the rights of every other married couple. Hooray for progress!

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    1. i am so happy! all those little (big) things that can bring comfort instead of stress now.

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  7. I was just saying to my husband this morning how fantastic it is that the world has changed so much since we were young (particularly for us as we both grew up in South Africa under the apartheid rule). I did a little happy dance when I turned on CNN yesterday and saw the news (and those poor interns running around). It’s left a smile on my face for the past 2 days! Oh and your pillows are seriously awesome!

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    1. oh my gosh i didn't reven ealize that. i remember when i was in grade school and i learned about apartheid i was so shocked. in fact i am still shocked when i think about that it went on for so long (1994?). so, yes, things can and do change! some more slowly than others but as long as there are people pushing for the change, the change will come. (and thanks!!)

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  8. Finally, a step in the right direction! I'm thinking about our friends who can now enjoy some equality. You know when our kids reach our age, they're going to look back on this time and shake their heads and wonder: Why did that take so long? Sort of how we look at segregation now. Cheers to progress!

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    1. Forgot to add that I love those pillows!

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