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Sometimes our partners in life do and say the most amazing, perfect things. Things we can hold on to, treasure, and weave into the fabric of our lives. Touchstones that sustain us. Sometimes our partners are perfect.

Don’t worry, honey, I’m not expecting it on a daily basis. But it sure helps.

This week’s song is by Jackson Browne.

Please click here to enjoy.

Have a great week, my lovelies. Hug your darlings.

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It’s Tuesday March 26th, 2013 and a familiar scene is being played out in America.  You know, the one where a group of citizens is forced to bite, scratch and claw for something that should be a right, a given.

Today we wait to see if the case for equality will move forward.  How will the court weigh in on the case(s) against California’s travesty of a law, Proposition 8 and the equally heinous 1996 federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)?

As I say, this is not the United States’ first rodeo.

Just in the past one hundred years we’ve watched protests against a woman’s right to vote:

Yep, they went there.

Yep, they went there.

These brainiacs even had a handy, dandy pamphlet spelling out their (nonsensical) “logic.”

My personal favorite, "petticoat rule."

My personal favorite, “petticoat rule.”

There was the shame of our Jim Crow laws, an unequaled expression of hatred if ever there was one.

This gives me the urge to bang my head on the desk.

This gives me the urge to bang my head on the desk.

A few years later in the same decade America was divided over the issue of interracial marriage, settled by the Supreme Court’s landmark 1967 decision, Loving v. Virginia.

Look familiar?  I mean, other than the photo being in black and white.

Look familiar? I mean, other than the photo being in black and white.

So here we are, waiting.  Of course, we have these yahoos to keep us company.

My head is becoming suspiciously attracted to my desk again.

My head is becoming suspiciously attracted to my desk again.

Women gaining the right to vote, the abolition of segregation and the legalization of interracial marriage all brought this country, our society, even we as a people to a better, stronger place.  How gay marriage is still an issue is beyond me.

And for crying out loud, Prop-8’ers, stop dressing up your hate in morality and claiming to be defending my marriage.  My marriage is doing just fine, thank you, and I do not wish to enable your bigotry in any way, shape or form.  As parents, one of the first things we teach our children is that you can never build yourself up by tearing someone else down, or in this case, holding them down.  The hatred here is no different than that of a schoolyard bully or a tyrannical despot and just as constructive.  Put your signs away- if only for the sake of your children and grandchildren.

They’re going to be so embarrassed when they see the pictures.

Waiting to move forward… come on, Supreme Court.

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