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Thursday, November 22, 2012

One of the Things I'm Thankful for This Thanksgiving

Posted by on Thu, Nov 22, 2012 at 9:49 AM


I'm thankful for all of the straight people who threw themselves into the fight for marriage equality in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington state.


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Yes, thanks! And thanks to you Dan, for your columns & It Gets Better website. So much work has been done in the last few years to get voters to got FOR equal rights, instead of the easy, reactionary vote! WA state is rightly proud this Thanksgiving
Posted by pat L on November 22, 2012 at 9:58 AM · Report this
I wish it would come up again here in Colorado so I could vote for Marriage equality. I think it might have a better chance this time round.
Posted by old engineer on November 22, 2012 at 10:25 AM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 3
It's been a hell of a year! Thanks to all who made it possible. My faith in the goodness of America is restored.
Posted by Pope Peabrain on November 22, 2012 at 10:32 AM · Report this
You're welcome, Dan! I'm thankful for having had enough time to devote energy to the struggle.
Posted by Faber on November 22, 2012 at 10:47 AM · Report this
You're welcome, Dan! I'm thankful for having had enough time to devote to the struggle.
Posted by Faber on November 22, 2012 at 10:48 AM · Report this
Today, I am thankful for Karma, who has been "outing" so many anti-gay bigots! Happy Thanksgiving, Karma!

From The Huffington Post on 11/20/12:
"A New Hampshire lawyer associated with an anti-gay Christian defense group was arrested on federal child pornography charges after allegedly taking a teenager to Canada where she reportedly convinced the girl to engage in sexual activity and let it be filmed.
Lisa Biron, a Manchester, N.H., lawyer associated with the Christian litigation group, Alliance Defending Freedom, was arrested by FBI agents on Friday morning on charges of transportation with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, possession of child pornography and five counts of sexual exploitation of children, according to the Concord Monitor."
Posted by LeahSeattle on November 22, 2012 at 10:53 AM · Report this
merry 7
I am just so thankful to be alive in these days to see the tide turning, awareness increasing, and people realizing that CIVIL RIGHTS are, in fact, CIVIL RIGHTS. Period.

I mean, I knew we'd get here eventually... I'm just so thankful to see it with my own eyes...

Happy Holidays, everyone!
Posted by merry on November 22, 2012 at 12:43 PM · Report this
Gordon Werner 8
Y'all are most welcome ... and to those of you who are actually able now to get married on the 9th ... Congratulations!
Posted by Gordon Werner on November 22, 2012 at 1:00 PM · Report this
Sargon Bighorn 9
ALL of you come here, let me hug you into my ample bosom. It's moist in there be prepared. I want to THANK YOU all for being the hard workers you are. Fighting for Equality here in Washington state. Now brace yourself for that hug. THANK YOU!
Posted by Sargon Bighorn on November 22, 2012 at 1:26 PM · Report this
Thanks Dan - always glad to share the legal love whenever possible. Hope it grows like all great love should.
Posted by why it's called "falling in love" not "falling in sex" on November 22, 2012 at 1:29 PM · Report this
we are so grateful for that pioneer of Liberal Lifestyle Murphy Brown.

Taking an important first skip on our path to Gommorah.

Showing women (and their children) that single motherhood is a super hip frolic.

Now, half of all kids born in America share Avery's daddy-free life of bliss.

(up from just 10% in 1965. WE'RE WINNING!)

so, Murphy; our hat's are off to you.....

No doubt 20 years from now we will see that homosexual "marriage" will have had a similar effect on the society that single motherhood has.

(we're sooooo excited!.....)
Posted by The Best Is Yet To Come! eeeehauw!!! on November 22, 2012 at 1:34 PM · Report this

Don't be a dumbass.

Allow me to read to you from my book:

"Children living with single mothers are five times more likely to be poor than children in two-parent households. Children in single-parent homes are also more likely to drop out of school and become teen parents, even when income is factored out. And children who live with their biological mother and father do better than those who live in stepfamilies or with cohabiting partnersā€¦. In light of these facts, policies that strengthen marriage for those who choose it and that discourage births outside of marriage are sensible goals to pursue."

Again, don't be a DUMBASS......
Posted by Barack 0bama on November 22, 2012 at 1:38 PM · Report this

Danny, did you know that children raised by their real parents do better than children raised by homosexuals; even if one of the homos is the child's biological parent?

you should do a podcast about that........

Posted by you don't want the President to think you are a DUMBASS... on November 22, 2012 at 1:41 PM · Report this
Big Sven 14
You're welcome! We should also thank the Times for their "I Do" campaign:…
Posted by Big Sven on November 22, 2012 at 2:12 PM · Report this
yes, and maybe one day white liberals across america will actually do something to get equal voting rights for the 6.5 million people in the usa who don't have them by law!

one of these centuries. Surely. Any day now.
Posted by 6.5 million DC, PuertoRico on November 22, 2012 at 3:17 PM · Report this
@12: Well, golly, that explains why the Christian right is working so hard to ban single motherhood and fighting to make it illegal for straight married couples with kids to divorce. It all makes sense now.
Posted by Dan Savage on November 22, 2012 at 3:40 PM · Report this
@16 Conservatives do want to cut back on entitlement programs that make life easier for single mothers. The theory is that if you take away her food stamps and her AFDC then a single mom will have no choice but to find Mr. Right and settle down.
Posted by Ken Mehlman on November 22, 2012 at 4:53 PM · Report this
very bad homo 18
I was pretty sure we would win here, but victories in 4 states? I'm still bouncing off the walls from that. We can't stop until all 50 states have equality.
Posted by very bad homo on November 22, 2012 at 7:50 PM · Report this

Poor Danny.

If the Xtian Right eats a dog turd will you eat one also?

Bitter Angry Penis Envy of Maggie Gallahger is no foundation upon which to build a life.

Why doesn't the Left; and the Party Barack heads; work to Protect, Preserve and Strengthen Traditional Heterosexual Marriageā„¢?

You know, for the kids......

You really owe them one.

After all, it was when LBJ and the Democraps started paying women to have bastard kids that out of wedlock birthrate started to skyrocket.
Posted by ....being a SmartAss doesn't Help the Children one whit on November 22, 2012 at 8:05 PM · Report this

The theory is that society gets more of what the government pays people to do.

Like having kids outside of marriage.

Barack and the Democraps are well aware of, and exploit that principle.

You know how some orders of Catholic nuns wear a wedding band because they are pledged to Jebus?

Well the Democraps have erected this huge Secular Humanist Cult of Dependency with millions of unmarried women who see the Democrap Jebus Barack (sorry Danny...) as their husband, who provides for them and their children.

So of course the loyal cult sisters vote for their Jebus who will keep the free birth control and free abortions and free medical care and free food stamps and free child care and free cell phones and free! free! free! coming.

A single mom doesn't have to find Mr Right and settle down.

Just not getting knocked up by Mr Worthless would be a big start.

(do you know by what percentage Food Stamps increased in four years of Obama?)
Posted by Danny, do you have a problem with Barack's 50,000,000 wives? on November 22, 2012 at 8:17 PM · Report this
Rob in Baltimore 21
If only people with Republican values were allowed to raise children there wouldn't be any out of wedlock births! Republicans would never glamorize such a thing like celebrities do!…

Posted by Rob in Baltimore on November 23, 2012 at 5:15 AM · Report this
Be thankful for yourself then, Dan. It's reading blogs like yours that made me realise that I had to go from quietly agreeing with you on the sidelines to actively campaigning for marriage equality.
Posted by juli81 on November 23, 2012 at 5:44 AM · Report this
Pridge Wessea 23
I'm thankful for all our allies and their realizations that what people like our troll here spew is asinine.
Posted by Pridge Wessea on November 23, 2012 at 10:55 AM · Report this

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