|marriage: the gayening
||[May. 20th, 2009|02:54 pm]
|[||Tags|||||gay, links, politics||]|
|||||Michael Andrews -"Mad World (Alternate Version)"||]|
The New Hampshire legislature narrowly didn't pass the gay marriage bill (amended as the governor requested), but sent it back to committee so it might come up for a vote again in two weeks. Of course, then who knows if the governor will sign it?
Supposedly the California Prop 8 lawsuit decision will be handed down tomorrow. If it overturns Prop 8 it's possible gay marriage will be legal in California again. Not having followed the proceedings at all I'd bet against it, though.
The Nevada legislature passed a domestic partner bill but the governor has said he'd veto it.
Gay Marriage Slow to Draw an Opposition in N.Y. - good?
All these things are keeping me on my toes updating the same-sex marriage map. Hoping to add a few small features later this week.
Non-gay marriage links:
You know how everyone says the divorce rate is 50%? Apparently that's not true if you look at it as how many people have ever been divorced.
Lost Season 5 recap with crazy crazy theories.
A review of "Glee" which we watched last night. I thought it was kinda (and surprisingly) good!
I like your subject line! :-)
And good point re: divorce percentage. 50% of marriages may end in divorce, but that's probably because after-first marriages have a higher divorce rate than first marriages. (Right?) (I guess I should read the article, huh.)
Yeah, +1 for the subject.
Just read the NY Times article.... So, the wife having a college education is correlated with a lower divorce rate. Interesting. Also, "Dr. Larry Bumpass" is a very regrettable name!
(having no way of viewing broadcast or cable TV, I can only pass along others' perceptions)
According to a drama teacher friend of mine, Glee is actually quite hideous in the potential reality (and legality!) of some things. I can't say I'm inclined to watch it. The downside of being within the system is that the show has to be darn good for me not to shudder in revulsion.