If the snow in my animal crossing town is gone, it should be gone here, too.
Marriage equality will, in time, fundamentally destroy “traditional marriage,” and I, for one, will dance on its grave.
It’s not a terribly difficult conclusion to draw.
As same-sex couples marry, they will be forced to re-imagine many tenets of your “traditional marriage.” In doing so, they will face a series of complicated questions:
Should one of us change our last name? And if so, who?
Should we have kids? Do we want to have kids? How do we want to have kids? Whose last name do our kids take?
How about housework, work-work, childcare? How do we assign these roles equitably? How do we cultivate a partnership that honors each of our professional and personal ambitions?
As questions continually arise, heterosexual couples will take notice — and be forced to address how much “traditional marriage” is built on gender roles and perpetuates a nauseating inequality that has no place in 2014.
—Marriage Equality Is Destroying “Traditional Marriage,” And Why That’s A Good Thing (An Open Letter) | Carina Kolodny for the Huffington Post Gay Voices (via samtarly)
SAN FRANCISCO — The night Tez Anderson’s lover Gary Lebow died in the bed they shared, one of the last things Lebow did was open his eyes and say: “Do you know how much I love you?”
Lebow died of health complications related to AIDS in 1999, at the end of the so-called plague years of the 1980s and 1990s — when survivors say they sometimes attended three or four funerals a week and constantly faced the real possibility of slow, painful death. Though exact figures are hard to come by, some experts believe that 15,000 to 20,000 people died of AIDS complications in San Francisco alone during those decades.
Lebow was just 35 years old when he died. “It seemed ironic to me. (Lebow) was dying when everyone else was living,” said Anderson, now 54 and an AIDS rights activist.
(Photo: Massoud Hayoun)