Thursday, June 27, 2013

No mo' DOMA, Mr. (and Mr.) Roboto

Yesterday (Wednesday), the U.S. Supreme Court declared that gay couples married in states where it is legal must receive the same federal health, tax, Social Security and other benefits that heterosexual couples receive. This, while not a sweeping solve-all in terms of equal rights issues, is a significant step in that direction. In Tampa, there was a rally downtown to celebrate and talk about what lies ahead.

I went down there for two main reasons:

  1. It seemed like a really great place for me to sell some books! Gay people like fart jokes, right?
  2. I should really make an effort to buddy up with some more gay dudes because many of them have really hot, straight female friends. Networking!
Okay, all kidding aside, I thought it was appropriate and important to show support. I believe there's fundamental truth in the old axiom that unless everybody's free, none of us are. Also, we as one big messy collective can be pretty hard on ourselves when we screw something up... and often, that's justified... so we shouldn't feel bad about celebrating a little bit when we get something right.
Anywhere, here are some photos...



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