Categories Open Thread This Weekend Open Thread is a Big Fat Rainbow Post author By [E] Liza Post date Friday, June 27th, 2014 13 Comments on This Weekend Open Thread is a Big Fat Rainbow Two new states with same-sex marriage and it’s NYC Pride this weekend? Woo! Have a prideful weekend, Persephoneers! Tags gifs, marriage equality, nyc pride, open thread, pride, rainbow, weekend ot By [E] Liza PhD student. Knitter. Brooklynite. Long-distance dog mom. Reluctant cat lady. Majestic unicorn whose hair changes color with the wind. View Archive → ← This Week in Misogyny is Drinking MRA Tears → An Open Letter to the Supreme Court 13 replies on “This Weekend Open Thread is a Big Fat Rainbow” It’s also Pride weekend in Dublin and London! And this weekend, I made paneer for the first time. It’s so ridiculously easy I’m going to be having a lot of saag paneer next week. Okay, so normally I’m a fan of Upworthy videos, but today I was sent one about the rental laws in my home state and how horrible they are. So I went and did a basic google search to see what the actual laws are because I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. And I guess because I trusted the people who sent me videos that I never verified them for myself in the past, but 90% what the video told me was false or extremely exaggerated/misrepresented. And I hate that because I know they do good work, but I’m disenchanted with life and don’t want to start an internet fight posting about it on facebook. So instead, I share with you wonderful beings because being disillusioned sucks, and I fiugre no one here will make it a name calling mean fight. (If you’re curious the video I’m referring to is the one saying how terrible rental laws in AR are. From what I can see, they aren’t any worse than most places, and the housing that appears in video is abandoned and does not meet minimum safety standards which are set for all housing regardless of it being rented or not). /end sad rant These gifs are everything. Someone (*cough*Hillary*cough*) suggested a unicorn farting a rainbow might not be in the right spirit, but I can’t imagine it ever being unwelcome here. So angry about the SCOTUS ruling. 9-0. Deciding that “free speech” equals “force people who don’t know you to listen to you harangue them regarding a perceived fault while you seek medical treatment that may or may not have anything whatsoever to do with the issue you are upset about in the first place.” If that’s less than coherent, it might be because I spend the better part of an hour arguing with a deeply Catholic man on the issue of abortion only to end the conservation because he literally said, “How can I learn if you won’t teach me?” GIRL, BYE. Oops, wrong post. I had too many tabs open. At least it’s an open thread? It is. Ride hard, open thread hard. SCOTUS rage is always appropriate. Indiana has already put the kibosh on it. 72 hours sooner than I thought it would happen. Saddening. Damn. They hadn’t done that yet when I wrote this. :( Hopefully any appeals will be shot down quickly. Our home state continues to almost impress me, then BOOM, right back to the status quo. C’mon, Indiana, it’s 2014. I know, right? I was really excited when I saw it on the news at lunch, but knowing how courts work, I also knew that someone would appeal it immediately and ask for emergency injunctive relief, ie STOP ALL THE MARRIAGES! It will be interesting to see where this leaves the marriages that have already happened. I think it’s good that people rushed to the courthouse though. It will be much harder to just overturn the appeal if there would be legitimate harm done to citizens who have already been legally conferred a state benefit. Aww yiss. (Now if we could only implement employment protections for LGBT people, that would be great!) Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.