Saturday, September 14, 2013

In UT, a story of love, and in NM, a story of hate, all in one week.

I found this fun and frustrating.  First, the LGBTQ sites of towleroad, queerty, and got excited over the marriage proposal in the UT Home Depot. It was a beautiful story: (sorry, this was unfinished).  The young couple in the clip were in the process of being engaged with one another.  Here's the clip: They had a crew of people dancing, seemingly "spontaneously," and it was all wonderful and beautiful.

On that same day, in NM, a photographer of weddings and the like, was being taken to court because he would not take photographs of LGBTQI couples. A court was the next step in addressing this wrong. The photographer was "guilty" of dscrimination:

Here's where my head gets all achy: on the one hand, we are zooming toward marriage equality in many states and county clerk offices.  On the other hand, there are businesses that are acting in a "pre-civil rights" way, discriminating against LGBTQI couples, saying that they are not going to bake our cakes, take our photographs, give us flowers, or open their space for our weddings or receptions.  The cognitive dissonance is, like I said, mind numbing.

But that's what justice looks like right now.


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