Yes, I got a little teary-eyed reading Marriage Amendment – A Judge’s Tale, especially when I got to this part:
Most of us just want someone to hug us when we’re happy or sad, to inhale life’s problems, to hold our hand when we get that unexpected diagnosis and to answer “yes” to a question embedded in our soul: “Do you promise to love and care for each other, in good times and bad, in sickness and health, for better or worse, for as long as you both shall live?”
Some of us are lucky enough to have found the partner who loves us enough to say, “I will.”
I have a life partner named Becky, my wife of almost 30 years. She helps me breathe after a day of hearing other people’s saddest problems, pretends to laugh at my jokes, and walks around the lake without making me say a word, holding my hand.
Why should this be denied to us if Becky were a “Bob?”
Then I watched this video that’s been making the rounds among my friends’ facebook feeds. I’ll admit it: sometimes, I am a sappy romantic. I still get goosebumps for the final verse of Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” and I giggled and teared up as I watched the video. I defy you not to do the same.
NPR looks at Mitt Romney’s changing/evolving/flip-flopping views on abortion. Bottom line: don’t believe what the man tells you. It’ll change depending upon who he’s talking to and which office he’s seeking. Look, he can’t even keep the same story within a 3 minute time frame!
Democrats bet the Senate on Women. Six Democratic women are up for reeelction (Maria Cantwell in WA, Dianne Feinstein in CA, Kirsten Gillibrand in NY, Amy Klobuchar in MN, Claire McCaskill in MO, and Debbie Stabenow in MI) and in the 8 open/Republican incumbent seats the Dems are targeting, at least half of the Dem candidates will be women. Whoo-hoo!
You may have heard that Siri is so misinformed/anti-choice that when you ask for an abortion provider, you’re directed not to a Planned Parenthood or similar health clinic, but to a crisis pregnancy center. Siri probably had crappy abstinence only sexual education. Seriously, big fail, Apple. NARAL has sent a lovely letter to Apple and you can sign a petition asking Apple to update Siri.
What I find most remarkable about this story about loss of funding for federal heating assistance in Maine is that the people interviewed who are struggling express concerns for others they imagine to be in a tougher situation. “We’ll be okay, but what about the people without jobs?” “I have family to rely on, but what about the people with zero income?”
On the Ligher Side
HuffPost brings me an lolz: the different types of facebook updaters.