Sunday, May 31, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
A civil union has to do with death. It's essentially a document that gives you lower taxes and the right to let your faux spouse collect your insurance when you pass away. A marriage is about life. It's about a commitment. And this argument is about allowing people to have the right to make that commitment, even if it doesn't make sense to you. Anything else falls under the category of "separate but equal" and we know how that works out.
Monday, May 25, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Scott calls it the "Golden Showers" tree. It loses something in that translation.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
I agree with defending yourself against libel. But this is just ... well ... offensive. The tone of his message is that being gay could be the most horrific thing in the world. "I'm also going to FIGHT to defend my good name" - because, obviously, being gay means your name is shameful and dirty.
Now, I know there are one or two heterosexuals who read Matterdays. And some who stumble upon here from some Google search or other. I ask you, honestly - what would your reaction be if someone accused you of being gay? Even if it wasn't as public as the above story ... maybe in front of a group of friends, or co-workers? I'm looking for raw, honest answers - you won't hurt my feelings or say anything I haven't heard before. I just really am interested in what this would mean to you, since my frame of reference is obviously skewed.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Gov. Christine Gregoire is surrounded by children, politicians, press and onlookers at the Montlake Community Center as she signs Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 5688, one of three bills signed that gives couples registered as domestic partnerships everything but marriage.
And, I like that the hate-filled comments only make me laugh anymore.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Corner of James and 8th - the apartment I lived in when I first moved to Seattle (2nd floor, facing the street corner):
Portage Bay from I-5:
Why worship something you fear? Silly:
Mmm - street fair food! (I had a gyro):
Sunny University Avenue ("The Ave"):
Great name for a used book store:
The view inside the Honey Bucket (hey, at least the camera was pointing straight ahead!):
More street fair:
The Majic Bubble Wand! We almost bought one to play with Kali:
This looks like a miniature version of Stoli:
I love how dog-friendly Seattle is:
Columbine blooming by the sidewalk:
You Are Here:
A sneaky picture of the Rainbow Man. He's at every street fair. At the Gay Pride Parade he walks around flashing everyone. NOT pretty:
We didn't buy this (although we LOVE this company!):
Scott likes gargoyles:
A sign on a telephone pole on the way back to the car:
Dinner at a mall restaurant we hadn't been to - hey, we're daring:
About 8:00 on a Saturday night, and the restaurant was almost empty (sad - it was pretty good food, actually):
Scott had ribs. Past tense, obviously. He enjoyed them: