Jokes


29
Nov 10

PROP 8 RETURNS TO THE COURTROOM; UNITED STATES ROUND-UP

 

1. Prop 8
2. Don’t Ask Don’t Tell
3. New Hampshire drama on the horizon

PROP 8 NEWS

A pro-equality Governor (Jerry Brown) and a pro-equality Attorney-General (Kamala Harris) were elected in November in California. So far, so good. The Californian Government will not be defeding Prop 8 in court.

That doesn’t mean the court appeal will go away: it’s before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco from December 6.

This is an appeal against U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker’s Aug. 4 2010 ruling that Prop 8 is constitutional. In the first hour, the parties will address the question of whether any entity has legal standing to appeal Walker’s ruling, seeing as the Californian govt and country clerks refuse to do so.

If the random appellants do not achieve ‘standing’ the case is over and Walker’s ruling will take effect. Or the parties could appeal the standing issue to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The hearing will be aired live by C-SPAN and other TV stations. More background information on the case from Rex Wockner here.

2. DON’T ASK DON’T TELL
Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell repeal, round 2, starts Dec. 2 in the U.S. Senate when Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Adm. Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee. They will discuss the Pentagon’s massive survey of troops, which is to be released tomorrow, Nov. 30.

3. NEW HAMPSHIRE

Are you about to go back to inequality in New Hampshire just a year after the leap forward? Yes - if some Republican legislators get their way. Republicans now control both state Houses of Parliament.  Bills already have been filed to repeal the marriage-equality law and to amend the state constitution to prohibit same-sex couples from marrying.

“Republicans now have a veto-proof majority in the Legislature, and the newly elected House speaker, state Rep. Bill O’Brien, is a staunch opponent of marriage equality,” said Lee Swislow, executive director of Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders. “But we know there are many New Hampshire Republicans who support marriage equality and we’re looking forward to working with them.” Thanks to Rex Wockner for pointing me to this info.


18
Nov 10

ROYAL WEDDING SOUVENIRS, ANYONE?

Part of a larger cartoon by Fiona Katauskas

Just to keep you smiling today, full cartoon by Fiona Katauskas is posted here.


16
Nov 10

“REPLACE GAY WITH ABORIGINAL …”

Melbourne-based comedian and newspaper columnist Marieke Hardy goes off in this article on gay marriage. Tres impressive.


14
Nov 10

LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE #2

gay marriage cartoon of wife feeling threatened by husband thinking a lesbian wedding is hot

cartoon by Justin deFreitas


9
Nov 10

LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE

cartoon comparing gay marriage opposition to inter-racial marriage opposition


27
Oct 10

WHOOPI GOLDBERG: GAY MARRIAGE A NO BRAINER

I love it: “if you’re not for gay marriage – don’t marry a gay person!”


14
Oct 10

COOLEST, PINKEST VIDEO EVER: FCKH8.COM

I can’t imagine this winning over people in Utah, Warsaw or country Queensland … but it did lift my spirits!


3
Oct 10

GREG GIRALDO ON GAY MARRIAGE – R.I.P.

Watch the great, and controversial, American comic Greg Giraldo from the 2 minute 50 second mark on this video. Very cool.

Giraldo, a Harvard-trained lawyer turned comic, died aged 44 last week.


6
Sep 10

HILARIOUS VIDEO ON “TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE”

 

This is beyond funny – and it has a serious point about the unfairness of stopping gay marriage (not to mention the heart-warming montage at the end).  I recommend sharing this everywhere!


7
Aug 10

FUNNY GAY MARRIAGE PICTURES