Posts tagged ‘gay marriage’

June 24, 2011

Gay marriage legal in New York State after Senate passes historic bill 33-29| Liza Minnelli Brings it Home

by Accidental Bear

My birth certificate does read New York state and I’ve never been more proud. And as a gay homosexual I brought in Liza to celebrate this historic moment! A B

ALBANY – New York made history last night as the State Senate voted “aye” on gay marriage.

Senators passed the bill 33 to 29 as the normally somnolent chambers erupted in a raucous chant of “USA! USA!”
“As I have said many times, this is a very difficult issue and it will be a vote of conscience for every member of the Senate,” said GOP Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R-Nassau).

New York joined ConnecticutMassachusettsVermontNew HampshireIowa and Washington, D.C., in legally recognizing gay marriage.

“I’m verklempt,” said a nervously optimistic Assemblyman Matthew Titone (D-S.I), one of five openly gay state lawmakers prior to the vote. “I’m still in a state of disbelief.”

The Assembly passed the bill last week for the fourth time since 2007.

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January 20, 2011

Bruno and Solomon 2 GAY Kitties Will Marry

by Accidental Bear

A SPECIAL BOND RECOGNIZED

January 14, 2011, 11:39AM MT
By Dorothy Scanlan, Best Friends Network volunteer
Public invited to attend January 20 celebration to recognize Bruno and Solomon’s ceremony

Sometimes, a relationship is so very special that it must be recognized in some way. Such is the case with Bruno and Solomon, two resident cats at Ollie’s Place in New York City.

Ollie’s Place, in the heart of Manhattan, was founded in 2004. According to its literature, Ollie’s Place was a first in its type of rescue and adoption. The cat adoption center allows people to interact with the cats in a cage-free environment enabling the cats to be more socialized and potential adopters to establish a relationship. In any given month, Ollie’s Place is home to twenty to 25 cats. Most of the cats are rescued ferals, also known as community cats, but some have been surrendered by their people. The need to rescue homeless cats is always great, so they are searching for a larger space so they can accommodate more.

Bruno and Solomon (pictured) are two of the center’s long-term residents. They moved into the same little apartment at Ollie’s Place several years ago after a rough period of homelessness. They originally met on Coney Island.

“Bruno, a shy and timid gray and white tabby, bonded with Solomon, a ginger and white alpha male who has acted as Bruno’s protector and confident,” writes volunteer Kat Herskovits. “Solomon would have been adopted years ago as his outgoing and affectionate ways charm everyone he meets. But Solomon and Bruno’s mutual caring and affection has made it difficult, if not impossible, for them to be separated.”

Herskovits, who works for an Internet marketing company, volunteers every Wednesday evening at Ollie’s Place.

Volunteers play with and socialize the cats. Her favorite stories are those where she has witnessed cats “develop and blossom.” Her reward is the “person who sees them for who they are and for what they were meant to be.”

“Bruno and Solomon showed up at about the same time,” Herskovits said. “Bruno was shy, quiet, and afraid. Solomon was outgoing, and he started protecting Bruno. They instantly bonded in a way that was unusual. It is a beautiful thing to see.”

“Everyone was worried that Solomon would be adopted first,” Herskovits continued. And everyone knew that these two cats must be placed together.

That’s when the staff and volunteers of Ollie’s Place decided to make Bruno & Solomon’s relationship permanent. So, on January 20, 2011, Bruno and Solomon “will be joined forever in a feline marriage ceremony.” The ceremony will be private. However, this happy event is meant to be shared.

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January 1, 2011

Is a Wedding Band a Marking of Ownership Like Livestock?

by Accidental Bear

Is there really something to that song sung by that lady, ”

[Chorus]
Cause if you liked it then you should have put a ring on it
If you liked it then you should have put a ring on it
Don’t be mad once you see that *he* want it
If you liked it then you should have put a ring on it
(2x) Wuh Uh Oh Uh Uh Oh Uh Oh Oh Uh Uh Oh
If you liked it then you should have put a ring on it
If you liked it then you should have put a ring on it
Don’t be mad once you see that he want it
If you liked it then you should have put a ring on it

The whole heterosexual engagement ring offering and accepting event has me thinking. Is it a sign of “ownership”. It reminds me of growing up on a farm actually. All the birds that my dad “owned”, when born into bird slavery got bands around their legs , so if to fly off, when found the ownership was for certain. Livestock would get these bands stapled through their young tender ears. Some cattle get signed with the most extreme ownership, Branded ( I tell you there’s noting like being near a branding and smelling cooked meat.)You ARE what you eat. There is so much deception around wedding rings as well. Anything you can slip off and hide in your pocket to change your social status from unavailable to available  is WAY to easy for those with a wandering eye.

With gays about to be able to get married Nation wide it makes me think about wedding traditions. Will gays wear the ring on the left hand as well? Or will they exchange cock-rings? ( geeez , just asking) Google has a Ba-zillion websites selling “gay commitment bands” and other gay specific wedding items. Time to throw some money into ” gay wedding” type stocks. People are profiting from the wide spread acceptance of homo’s marrying.

Im still not sure exactly where I stand. OF COURSE , I think anyone who wants to get married in the traditional sense should be allowed, but Im talking about me personally. Why do people want to be part of this ceremony of THE CHURCH, the same church that hates you? The only obviously positive point of being married through the state are the legal rewards ( funny to be considered a reward for getting the same rights as our hetero brothers and sisters). I’ve seen a close friends ashes, after he passed being fought over by his partner-LTR and his family ( who were absent his whole life until money of his were to be dispensed). Being legally married would make this much clearer and us gays would have the law on our side. What I’m curious to see play out are gay divorces. ( in my mind I see a gay version of a Dynasty pool fight play out).

I as of today, when the time is right, would like to have a commitment ceremony recognized by the state with same legal rights as marriage. I WANT TO LOCK IN MY  FINAL ANSWER!

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