marriage: the gayening
Music: Michael Andrews -"Mad World (Alternate Version)"
Posted on 2009-05-20 14:54:00
Tags: gay politics links
The New Hampshire legislature narrowly didn't pass the gay marriage bill (amended as the governor requested), but sent it back to committee so it might come up for a vote again in two weeks. Of course, then who knows if the governor will sign it?
Supposedly the California Prop 8 lawsuit decision will be handed down tomorrow. If it overturns Prop 8 it's possible gay marriage will be legal in California again. Not having followed the proceedings at all I'd bet against it, though.
The Nevada legislature passed a domestic partner bill but the governor has said he'd veto it.
Gay Marriage Slow to Draw an Opposition in N.Y. - good?
All these things are keeping me on my toes updating the same-sex marriage map. Hoping to add a few small features later this week.
Non-gay marriage links:
You know how everyone says the divorce rate is 50%? Apparently that's not true if you look at it as how many people have ever been divorced.
Lost Season 5 recap with crazy crazy theories.
A review of "Glee" which we watched last night. I thought it was kinda (and surprisingly) good!
Comment from flamingophoenix:
I like your subject line! :-)
And good point re: divorce percentage. 50% of marriages may end in divorce, but that's probably because after-first marriages have a higher divorce rate than first marriages. (Right?) (I guess I should read the article, huh.)
Comment from ikarpov:
Yeah, +1 for the subject.
Comment from copperwolf:
Just read the NY Times article.... So, the wife having a college education is correlated with a lower divorce rate. Interesting. Also, "Dr. Larry Bumpass" is a very regrettable name!
Comment from liz_gregory:
(having no way of viewing broadcast or cable TV, I can only pass along others' perceptions)
According to a drama teacher friend of mine, Glee is actually quite hideous in the potential reality (and legality!) of some things. I can't say I'm inclined to watch it. The downside of being within the system is that the show has to be darn good for me not to shudder in revulsion.
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