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Anonymous asked:

how is that homophobic? i have gay friends and support them all the way, but i don't believe in gay marriage.

lesbianvenom answered:

your gay friends are all talking shit behind your back 100%

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ickletayto:

Yeah, you support them all the way.. We’ll most of the way.. We’ll some of the way.. Clearly not as far as marriage.. Cause marriage ain’t for gays.. Or something

You hear so many of these people say, “I have a lot of gay friends but don’t believe in same sex marriage”, but you never hear gay people say “I’ve lots of friends who think it should be illegal for me to marry the person I love”.

So, here’s a PSA for everyone who is against marriage equality, but thinks they have gay friends. You probably don’t. What you have are gay acquaintances who have learned to quietly put up with your bullshit because it’s the path of least resistance and they just don’t have the energy to “My Fair Lady” your ass into being a decent human being.

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gaywrites:

A county judge in Tennessee has upheld the state ban on same-sex marriage, breaking a streak of at least 30 consecutive wins for marriage equality in courts all over the country.

Ninth Judicial District Circuit Court Judge Russell Simmons Jr. upheld both Tennessee’s ban on performing same-sex marriages in the state as well as a separate law banning recognition of same-sex marriages performed legally in other states.

“The Court finds that marriage is a fundamental right,” Simmons writes. “However, neither the Tennessee Supreme Court nor the United States Supreme Court has ever decided that this fundamental right under a state’s laws extends beyond the traditional definition of marriage as a union between one (1) man and one (1) woman.” …

Unlike other judges who’ve determined bans on same-sex marriage cannot withstand scrutiny following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision against the Defense of Marriage Act, Simmons determined the DOMA decision doesn’t apply to cases against marriage laws within the states.

“The Windsor case is concerned with the definition of marriage, only as it applies to federal laws, and does not give an opinion concerning whether one State must accept as valid a same-sex marriage allowed in another state,” Simmons writes. 

An appeals court recently heard a federal challenge to Tennessee’s marriage ban, so this is hardly over. You win a bunch, you lose one. It’s okay, team. 

"An internal memo was leaked, and confirmed via Forbes, stating that starting in January of 2014 Wal-Mart will recognize all domestic partnerships, both heterosexual and homosexual, regardless of whether or not the parties are “married.”

“The full suite of our benefits will be available to domestic partners. This includes medical, dental, vision, spouse/partner life insurance, discount card, family leave, 401(k), critical illness, and accident insurance.”

While some might be quick to call this evidence of some kind of “homosexual agenda,” Wal-Mart execs explicitly stated that, “It’s a business decision, not a moral or political decision. By developing a single definition for all Wal-Mart associates in the US and Puerto Rico, we are able to ensure consistency for associates across our markets.”

It is telling that, in an internal memo penned by the Senior Vice President of benefits and distributed via postcard to all associates and executives, they recognize the changing demographics of today’s workforce. From the memo, “Given the diverse world we live in today, a comprehensive benefit package that includes domestic partner benefits appeals to the contemporary workforce.””

Taken from 

http://www.corvallisadvocate.com/2013/0919-oregon-marriage-equality-update/