“In a lawsuit filed against the Montgomery County Register of Wills, Pennsylvania state attorneys compared same-sex couples to children, saying that marriages between committed gay couples are invalid, like marriages between 12 year olds.”
An impromptu lesbian marriage proposal on live TV, with interview on Good Morning America’s TV show.
“Worried they could be sued by gay couples, some churches are changing their bylaws to reflect their view that the Bible allows only marriage between one man and one woman.”
“A Christian photographer who refused to photograph the wedding of a gay couple violated state anti-discrimination laws, the New Mexico Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
Elaine Huguenin, co-owner of Elane Photography, refused to photograph the commitment ceremony for a lesbian couple because she believes marriage is a union between one man and one woman. In May 2012, a New Mexico appeals court said the refusal violated the state’s law and Thursday’s decision upholds that finding.”
I have to vent a little.
Our lesbian and gay wedding gifts, supplies, and planning store has been facing a lot of homophobia and discrimination by mainstream companies. I don’t say that as if I’m surprised, but rather as how defeating it has become to launch a business in a somewhat untapped market only to be ignored because our business is for gays and lesbians.
I have owned and operated a multi-million dollar corporation in another sector for over 16 years now, so I have the understanding and resolve about how things work in the business world. My first sale was $39.95 on my first day and then I grew exponentially, but not without my share of door-slamming and the proverbial blood, sweat, and tears. Yet, I endured, learned, and succeeded.
That said, I’ve never encountered such hate, bigotry, and door-slamming as I have with launching this venture. I’m keeping extensive documentation of every encounter and I will, one day soon, show everyone the good and evil of the corporate world with regards to doing business with gays and lesbians. I will probably launch a boycott of said companies, as well as offer high praise for the companies who opened their minds and hearts to our endeavor. I have the money and the motive to file lawsuits and have absolutely no problem being interviewed by CNN, et al. My point being that I will fight the fight we keep having to fight. 🙂
Now…back to your regularly scheduled blog posts.
“I vent, therefore I am.” — Allen McNulty
“Married same-sex couples with children may face higher bills from the IRS as recent Supreme Court rulings start playing out in the tax code.”
Many gay military men have gotten married in private, but these gay military men got married in public for the whole world to see. Kudos!
“Hans Bernhard and Mitch Null say they may leave North Carolina – taking their daughter, their jobs as a veterinarian and a Cisco Systems information technology business operations manager, and the tax revenue from their properties.
Following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act, the couple is considering moving to Maryland, where they could have a recognized marriage and guaranteed access to the related federal benefits. Bernhard could also become a lawful father to the couple’s 1-year-old daughter, Eva, since North Carolina law prevents residents from adopting a child if they aren’t married to the legal parent.”