Tuesday, July 19, 2022

The House gives bipartisan approval to protect same-sex marriage. Openly gay Congressman gives definitive reason on why bill is needed.

By a vote of 267 - 157, the House of Representatives voted to codify same-sex marriage and interracial marriage into law. The need to do so came after the SCOTUS decision earlier this month which overturned Roe V Wade. In writing for that decision, Justice Clarence Thomas suggested that the court should revisit - i.e. - change its earlier decisions on several cases, including Obergefell vs. Hodges which legalized same-sex marriage. 

Conveniently (he's in an interracial marriage), Thomas didn't mention revisiting the SCOTUS decision which legalized interracial marriage.

Now the bill goes to the Senate where we will have to see what happens. What's interesting about the House vote is the fact while all of the no votes came from Republicans, 47 other Republicans voted for the bill, which makes it bipartisan. This underscores the fact Americans support same-sex marriage by a large number.

The speech of the hour should go to openly gay Congressman Mark Pocan (D-WI). As seen in the above video, it only took him 57 seconds break down why marriage is important to LGBTQ people. It's something we should remind folks of every opportunity we get.

'White supremacists who destroyed a Pride mural get caught by their own video' & other Tue midday news briefs

White supremacists destroyed a Pride mural. The video they made got them arrested. - Stupid white supremacists. That's a narrative I will never get tired of. 

Those people': French minister's LGBTQ remarks spark anger - The funny part of the entire thing? She was trying to defend herself from charges of being prejudiced. That certainly didn't work out.