Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Today has been a day!

When I got my bonus, I decided that I'd treat myself to a passport.  Today was the day.  I came to the post office, armed with paperwork and identification.  I arrived at 10:25 for my 10:30 appointment.  I'm lead to a back room.

Where I waited...

And waited...

And waited...

At 11:15 I found someone.  Apparetnly the appropriate person wasn't informed that I was there.  Well, whatever.  So then they go to take my picture....

And it prints with a big streak across my face.  Another 5 tries, another 5 streaks.

I get sent to Walgreens to get a picture.  Sure.  That's $12 out of my pocket, but that was ok.  But eventually, the money got paid, and now the paperwork is out of my hands.

I finally got back to campus in time to get the full scoop on the Supreme Court rulings.  DOMA was overturned (it was deemed unconstitutional) and Prop. 8 was overturned (Well, it was overturned by the California Supreme Court, so this just reinforces that).

I was hoping for a wider ruling, but I'll take it.

As predicted, the religious right lost their collective shit.  But some of their arguments really make no sense.  They are saying that because some people in this country have the right to marry others of their same gender... it infringes on their Christian religious liberty.


I've heard the argument before.  And it's still as crazy now.  What happens in other people's lives makes no impact on Christian Americans on the whole.

The arguments that incest and bestiality will be next have already started.

But while you're avoiding the religious right, please patronize some of the companies that support the SCOTUS decision.

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