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Friday, February 21, 2014

Gay Marriages Start Tomorrow in Cook County

Posted by on Fri, Feb 21, 2014 at 11:19 AM

Finally! Some good news at the end of a tough week for gay rights in America. The Chicago Sun-Times says:

Same-sex couples don’t have to wait until June to get married in Cook County under a federal judge’s ruling issued Friday.

“There is no reason to delay further when no opposition has been presented to this Court and committed gay and lesbian couples have already suffered from the denial of their fundamental right to marry,” U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman said in her ruling.

Cook County is, according to never-wrong Wikipedia, "the second most populous county in the US after Los Angeles County," with a little over five million people. I expect to see quite a few jubilant wedding photos tomorrow.

And if you want to do your part for Arizona, you might want to call the numbers below and talk about the expensive Arizona vacation that you're canceling because you don't want to support a culture of segregation:


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Pope Peabrain 1
Congratulations if you can dig yourself out of the snow and get married!
Posted by Pope Peabrain on February 21, 2014 at 2:21 PM · Report this
venomlash 2
@1: It's actually been pretty warm lately, and a lot of the snow has melted. It hit about 45F yesterday, and we were about ready to run outside in t-shirts and shorts! Of course, now we're getting freezing rain and scattered snow flurries when the temperature dips, and it's windy as fuck. I suggest instead:

Congratulations if you can find a spot secluded from the wind where your officiant can conduct the ceremony without getting blown away like a plastic bag in a cyclone so you can get married!
Posted by venomlash on February 21, 2014 at 2:59 PM · Report this
Y.F. Redux 3
Jan Brewer is an obstinate See-You-Next-Tuesday. She takes sadistic glee in doing anything viewed as "anti-librul" or "anti-Democrat" simply to piss off those who are Left leaning. The only thing accomplished by sending her a message that discrimination is wrong will be to affirm her belief signing the bill is the right thing to do. The only reason she's holding off is because local businesses fear the backlash Utah suffered after Prop 8 passed.
Posted by Y.F. Redux on February 21, 2014 at 7:14 PM · Report this
passionate_jus 4
@3 Actually Brewer has been surprising for bucking her party, such as expanding Medicaid (ie Obamacare) in her state.

Of course she's also gone off the deep end on immigration. So really we have no idea how she will act and, in fact, calling or writing her office might make a difference, especially if you are a voter in her state.

She might actually be reasonable in this matter. And I say that as a Democratic activist.

Posted by passionate_jus on February 21, 2014 at 7:45 PM · Report this

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