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Irony

On the same day we received official notification from the San Francisco county clerk and assessor-recorder that our marriage, performed on February 13, 2004, and all same-sex marriages that were performed in The City "are void from their inception and a legal nullity," we received this charming wedding announcement:



Why is it that two wireless carriers can get married, or two supermarket chains (remember the Albertson's and Lucky nuptials?) can get married, but two men or two women who promise to love and support each other can't?

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henare
Nov. 23rd, 2004 05:46 pm (UTC)
that's easy.
they have more money than you do.

the real question is "is cingular the mommy or the daddy?"

i got one of these too. i'd rather they just chunked $5 off my bill.
sflonestar
Nov. 23rd, 2004 06:07 pm (UTC)
maybe you and Steve should incorporate and then merge!
quirkstreet
Nov. 23rd, 2004 06:21 pm (UTC)
Propose a boycott?

Or email them and say "Great, but put up some corporate dough for queers, why don't you?"

Or something.

Big hug.
jawnbc
Nov. 23rd, 2004 07:24 pm (UTC)
That's tacky. I'd send a copy to Gavin Newsome's office--he can get it on the news tonite. Sorry matey.
skullbunny
Nov. 23rd, 2004 07:42 pm (UTC)
I'm sure your question is rhetorical, but I decided to answer it (wink).

"...but two men or two women who promise to love and support each other can't?"


It's because of the religious connotations of the word Marriage.

I don't want to marry - but I want the US Gov't and every other state in this nation to recognize my commitment to someone I choose to share my life with, just like everyone else who decides to do it. Call it whatever you want. I just want it recognized and given equal rights as any other union of committment.

The challenge is to stop the resulting reclassified religious union of marriage from being recognized as a superior form of union in the eyes of government. Then, the problem will be solved.

The fundies will N-E-V-E-R support this unless they are forced, or if we can win their hearts an minds. We have a big fight on our hands, my friends.
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graphicubsf
Nov. 23rd, 2004 09:54 pm (UTC)
Well...it's about the money and the power, in a general sense, and yes, it's quite disgusting.
excessor
Nov. 23rd, 2004 10:46 pm (UTC)
The marriage issue aside, it's really a smarmy merger anyway. I mean, the Allover network? Does anyone actually believe that the five people who are convinced by the marketing power of the name will really be good customers? Won't they be the same people who can't turn their cell phones on or don't know how to accept a call?

I started to write that no one would be conned into joining the network because of the hokey name, but I then remembered an episode with my mother. (Of fucking course.) My mother kept telling me she had the recipe for the world's best chocolate pie. Now, I don't really like pie but she kept hounding me to try it so I finally gave in. (It took hours and hours because I can really resist. Really. No really. Ok, five minutes. But it's my mom for goodness' sake.) So I tried the pie. It was ok, but nothing special. So I asked to see the recipe. It was called The World's Best Chocolate Pie and right there, I knew that P.T. Barnum had had it right.

Ok, I'll take my meds now.
rootbeer1
Nov. 24th, 2004 06:52 am (UTC)
>>I don't really like pie


WHATTTTT??????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
excessor
Nov. 24th, 2004 08:40 am (UTC)
I really don't like pie that much, with a few notable exceptions: coconut cream pie and Boston cream pie are wonderful and I adore pear or peach tarts. I like fruit pies ok if there's ice cream. The problem with pies is that they have a pie crust and I'm not really into that. Cheesecake (which is really more a pie) is pretty good because there's no pie crust.

I really like cake. Coconut cake. Chocolate cake (with ice cream). Carrot cake. Pound cake. The thing about cakes is that almost all of them have frosting. Cakes are merely sweet confections that serve as a frosting delivery system and I'm very ok with that. Hmmm. Cake.

I haven't thought of cake or pie in a long long time.
<sound character=Homer mode=drooling>
Hmmm. Cake.
</sound>

I'd better stop. If dr_scott even catches me writing this, I'll be drawn (like butter for a lobster) and quartered (well, quarter poundered). Oh, I'm hungry. Make it stop…
trwheaton
Nov. 24th, 2004 06:19 am (UTC)
Sorry to hear it...

Move to Massachusetts.
So what if the weather bites, the economy sucks and the Governor's a Mormon?
We'd love to have you as neighbors!
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