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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Grand New Flag

Posted by on Sun, Jul 5, 2009 at 2:05 PM

From Studio360's Gay Flag Design Challenge comes the Flag of Equal Marriage, "an evolving protest flag for equal marriage rights in the United States," whose stars "represent the states that actively perform same-sex marriages."


Thanks for the heads-up, MetaFilter.


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Hyzenthlayk9 1
I like how the stars are starting to form a check mark, especially since the designer has mentioned that the stars will show up on the flag in the position that reflects when the state achieved statehood.

Wonder if the "check mark" pattern could be predictive of which states might be next to grant marriage equality.
Posted by Hyzenthlayk9 on July 5, 2009 at 2:20 PM · Report this
1. better than a rainbow flag. makes me think of neapolitan ice cream.

2. don't get the arrangement of those stars, is this a new constellation? geographical? random?

3. in general don't even mess with the flag, it's better to wrap yourself in the usa flag and define your opponents as not entitled to it......"gay marriage = American liberty" probably better than "America is wrong, perverted, fucked up" as a message point.
Posted by PC on July 5, 2009 at 2:22 PM · Report this
Or to rephrase that, "The 6 states where ALL people are equal."
Posted by PaulBarwick on July 5, 2009 at 2:23 PM · Report this
@1 please explain, is there some order in the array of 50 stars to begin with where particular stars represent particular states?
Posted by PC on July 5, 2009 at 2:25 PM · Report this
yucca flower 5
I think the order of the stars on the flag are in order of each state achieving statehood...or I'm completely miss-remembering 3rd grade social studies.
Posted by yucca flower on July 5, 2009 at 2:31 PM · Report this
Expect a bunch of retarded homos to know squat about and simultaneously pervert the American Flag...

(btw, what about the stripes? Lot's of Family Values states there)
Posted by Your mothers are humiliated for you on July 5, 2009 at 2:36 PM · Report this
I'm not sure there's actually a defined order of the stars, but considering new stars have been added as new states entered the union it's possible to at least simulate the proper order of stars.
Posted by Drolefille on July 5, 2009 at 2:39 PM · Report this
yucca flower 8
The stripes represent the 13 original colonies. The field of blue with white stars is the Union Jack. The red and white stripes are the Naval Jack.

Red signifies valor and bravery (or like the blood of the revolutionary soldiers).
White signifies purity.
Blue signifies vigilance, perseverance, & justice.

Huh, I guess I remember more about 3rd grade than I thought.
Posted by yucca flower on July 5, 2009 at 2:54 PM · Report this
kim in portland 9
Here's the offical meaning about the stars and their placement from the Smithsonian.…

Today the flag consists of thirteen horizontal stripes, seven red alternating with 6 white. The stripes represent the original 13 colonies, the stars represent the 50 states of the Union. The colors of the flag are symbolic as well: Red symbolizes Hardiness and Valor, White symbolizes Purity and Innocence and Blue represents Vigilance, Perseverance and Justice.…
Posted by kim in portland on July 5, 2009 at 2:54 PM · Report this
The arrangement of stars is a little bit Big Dipper, a little bit Droopy Tipper.
Posted by gloomy gus on July 5, 2009 at 3:12 PM · Report this
Fnarf 11
That looks way too much like the Big Dipper on the Alaska State Flag for my tastes:

The individual stars on the American flag do not represent specific states, duh, and never have. There's just fifty of them in a grid.
Posted by Fnarf on July 5, 2009 at 3:15 PM · Report this
OK, in everything said and linked so far there's no indication any particular star represents a particular state in that array of 50 stars (or previously when it was 48 or a lower number).

If it did, we'd likely all know here in Washington State (or Kansas, whatev.) "which" star is "ours."

also that check mark looks like the Big Dipper and we all know what THAT means on a flag....
Posted by PC on July 5, 2009 at 3:26 PM · Report this
American Flag Knowledge Epic Fail
Posted by sleepy on July 5, 2009 at 3:26 PM · Report this
oh shit 3 in a row telling god to forgive my sins in antic. of j. day.....
Posted by PC on July 5, 2009 at 3:27 PM · Report this
Just secede already. Then you can make your own flag however the hell you want.
Posted by Ackham on July 5, 2009 at 3:30 PM · Report this
Fnarf 16
@13, epic fail how? What I wrote is correct. Individual stars on the flag do not represent particular states, and they never have. There is not now, nor was there ever, a "Washington" star or a "Massachusetts" star or a "Kentucky" star.
Posted by Fnarf on July 5, 2009 at 3:33 PM · Report this
Queremos unas estrellas para nosotros tambien.
Posted by claro que a Vds. no importan los derechos humanos .... on July 5, 2009 at 3:44 PM · Report this
care bear 18
@11, 12: Don't diss on AK. Most people there aren't batshit crazy like Sarah.
Posted by care bear on July 5, 2009 at 3:50 PM · Report this
Fnarf, you are a pretentious fucking moron.
Posted by People who live in reality on July 5, 2009 at 4:22 PM · Report this
Fnarf 20
Well, when you put it that way. Hard to argue with such a cogently advanced proposition.
Posted by Fnarf on July 5, 2009 at 4:40 PM · Report this
kk in seattle 21
@18: 68% of Alaskans are batshit crazy enough to amend their constitution to ban same-sex marriage. Reason enough for me not to want any association with the Big Dipper.
Posted by kk in seattle on July 5, 2009 at 4:43 PM · Report this
Well, Fnarf, when you make completely illogical and false statements, *intelligent* people will call you out on that bullshit. Being an aging, ave-rat doesn't qualify you for anything but being a douchebag. So go back to fucking your ugly ass lady, douchebag.
Posted by Fnarf, could you get any dumber? on July 5, 2009 at 5:13 PM · Report this
Fnarf 23
You still haven't pointed out any illogical or false statements of mine.
Posted by Fnarf on July 5, 2009 at 5:24 PM · Report this
80% of the good people of my state voted to amend the state constitution to ban same sex marriage.
And civil union.
And not to recognize either from other states.
And we have a stripe on the "gay marriage" flag.
Posted by please stay away from here, too on July 5, 2009 at 5:26 PM · Report this
Sheesh. While I agree in patriotic lore or whatever, the stars do not represent particular states, it's obvious that here he's just doing them in alphabetical order left-to-right top-to-bottom. Alabama in the upper left, Wyoming in the lower right. Not that complicated.
Posted by jk801 on July 5, 2009 at 5:32 PM · Report this

I need some expert Gay Advice.

I was watching a 1/2 hour presentation on Michael Jackson last night, and I was thinking...this guy is a 1980s Liberace. I mean, it's so obviously gay, so over the top mincing with doilies gay, that it brilliantly hides the gayness.

Like they bring on "Michael Jackson's Girlfriend From the Thriller Video". Remember that girl? No...of course not. You're gay. But every straight dude in the world remembers that girl in the black dress that Michael Jackson was singing to because she had the hottest bod ever.

So then, they ask her -- did you have sex with Michael? And she makes this excuse about how Michael couldn't because Brook Shields, his "real life girlfriend" was around and how could he do that!!

Seriously, all that was missing from Neverland was a candelabra!

But don't take my word on it. I call upon the experts.

Michael Jackson:

1) Effeminate Loverboy


2) Wishes he had a white piano and boa to match

You tell me ?!?

Posted by Enquiring Minds on July 5, 2009 at 6:15 PM · Report this
Right, it's not complicated all you dumbasses. In the lower right you have Vt. which is really close to WY that's why in this design you have a star for Vt. there in the lower right corner. And that first star on the top row is obviously CT with IA next to it because the states of Delaware Georgia Florida Hawaii Illinois and Indiana just seceded didn't you know" It's not that complicated you dumb asses stop fighting the starts are in order representing states okay? It's not that complicated. Jus like the earth being flat IT'S NOT THAT COMPLICATED OK!!!!!
Posted by I. M. Ezhoule on July 5, 2009 at 6:20 PM · Report this
Fnarf 28
@26: Liberace. Exactly right.
Posted by Fnarf on July 5, 2009 at 6:29 PM · Report this
@ 27-- Hey, you're right. It's not what order they joined the union in either. What the hell?
Posted by jk801 on July 5, 2009 at 6:35 PM · Report this
Hyzenthlayk9 30
If you click on the link for "Flag of Equal Marriage" in David's post you'll see that the designer of this flag has added stars to reflect the order in which the state granting marriage equality was granted statehood.

If the placement is off, then you should bring it up with the flag designer. Also, his web site shows the earlier versions of the flag - as more states 'add' marriage equality more stars will be added to the Flag of Marriage Equality.
Posted by Hyzenthlayk9 on July 5, 2009 at 6:43 PM · Report this
Oh, so on second reading I see it is in the order they joined the union. Well, nevermind then.
Posted by jk801 on July 5, 2009 at 7:09 PM · Report this
note, the placement is "off" it's like totally freaking off.

Stars nos. 5 6 9 14 23 and 29 do NOT show up in the form of that "check off" symbol -- da list is below. This flag design will be featured in the next Tufte book, "The visual display of misinformation."
1. Delaware (December 7, 1787)
2. Pennsylvania (December 12, 1787)
3. New Jersey (December 18, 1787)
4. Georgia (January 2, 1788)
5. Connecticut (January 9, 1788)
6. Massachusetts (February 6, 1788)
7. Maryland (April 28, 1788)
8. South Carolina (May 23, 1788)
9. New Hampshire (June 21, 1788)
10. Virginia (June 25, 1788)
11. New York (July 26, 1788)
12. North Carolina (November 21, 1789)
13. Rhode Island (May 29, 1790)
14. Vermont (March 4, 1791)
15. Kentucky (June 1, 1792)
16. Tennessee (June1, 1796)
17. Ohio (March 1, 1803)
18. Louisiana (April 30, 1812)
19. Indiana (December 11, 1816)
20. Mississippi (December 10, 1817)
21. Illinois (December 3, 1818
22. Alabama (December 14, 1819)
23. Maine (March 15, 1820)
24. Missouri (August 10, 1821)
25. Arkansas (June 15, 1836)
26. Michigan (January 26, 1837)
27. Florida (March 3, 1845)
28. Texas (December 29, 1845
29. Iowa (December 28, 1846)
30. Wisconsin (May 29, 1848)
31. California (September 9, 1850)
32. Minnesota (May 11, 1858)
33. Oregon (February 14, 1859)
34. Kansas (January 29, 1861)
35. West Virginia (June 20, 1863)
36. Nevada (October 31, 1864
37. Nebraska (March 1, 1867)
38. Colorado (August 1, 1876)
39. North Dakota (November 2, 1889)
40. South Dakota (November 2, 1889)
41. Montana (November 8, 1889)
42. Washington (November 11, 1889)
43. Idaho (July 3, 1890)
44. Wyoming (July 10, 1890)
45. Utah (January 4, 1896)
46. Oklahoma (November 16, 1907)
47. Mew [very sic!] Mexico (January 6, 1912)
48. Arizona (February 14, 1912)
49. Alaska (January 3, 1959)
50. Hawaii (August 21, 1959)

[this list is good for trivia questions:
1. which was first Maine or Ill. ?
2. Did the British attack the state of Louisiana in 1812?
3. What state name is the least original ?
Posted by PC on July 5, 2009 at 7:17 PM · Report this

Is there a flag that shows the best states with the hottest chicks in them?

Posted by Out of Sync on July 5, 2009 at 7:24 PM · Report this
DOUG. 34
I had the Ola Ray Playboy when I was a kid.
Posted by DOUG. on July 5, 2009 at 7:52 PM · Report this
Am I the only one who thinks that design looks a little like a set of testes and a shaft?
Posted by rum0r on July 5, 2009 at 7:57 PM · Report this
this guy I know in Spokane 36
@35 - not anymore.
Posted by this guy I know in Spokane on July 5, 2009 at 8:32 PM · Report this
Max Solomon 37
gay marriage has now become as tiresome as opposite marriage.
Posted by Max Solomon on July 6, 2009 at 8:49 AM · Report this
Greg 38
Needs a couple more stars for the shaft.
Posted by Greg on July 6, 2009 at 10:38 AM · Report this

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