Posts Tagged ‘marriage’

Hold me, I’ve become THAT person

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

The one that says –

Why care about GST on tampons…. when women in detention centres have to live up for one or two pads or tampons at a time, don’t get enough pads for the month and swap sexual favours aka get sexually assaulted in return for shower time.

Why care about gay marriage…. Just get it over with so people can worry about actual discrimination, such as Tasmanian schools wanting to be able to expel queer teens on religious grounds.

I’m sure there’s more… But those two are pissing me off this week. And I’m on my phone and suck at Swype.

I used to hate those people. The my cause is more important than yours… But I’m wavering!

Or reading too much Razer ( I blame you Bronwyn!)

Why #wearitpurple?

Friday, September 7th, 2012

Because Gay, Lesbian, Bi, Trans, Queer, and Intersex Teens are still looking to us adults and asking us why we have laws that discriminate against the person they see themselves being happy as when they hit adulthood.

Because if I wasn’t with Rish, I may have been with a woman, and my relationship would be seen as less legitimate by the powers that be.

Because I can get married now, even though I don’t want to. But if my partner of 15 years was a woman, we couldn’t get married.

Because GLBQTI teens are more likely to feel isolated, and have depression and anxiety take hold.

Because it’s up to the adults of this world to act as such.

And stand up against bullying.

Wear it purple

Pink purple hair glitter sparkle rainbow GLBTI glasses

And cos I’m starting to accept me. And all my quirks.

<3 And purple rawks.

Love, honour, obey, and submit

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

(while I’m on a roll)

Brides don't submit here

So, this week the lovely Sydney Anglican Diocese came out and said “yup, we’re gonna get women to promise to submit to their husbands when they get married”, and of course, there’s been plenty of outcry ;)

What are my thoughts on this? As someone who will freely admit that she defers to her partner to make big decisions, but refuses to get married, let alone promise to stick with one person for life partly because the law in the country is screwy? And would NEVER swear on a bible because she’d get the giggles and get kicked out of the court?

Well, unfortunately for any good Christian boy who wants to marry me, I don’t see why men should be automatically considered to be the one in charge. We all have our own skills and strengths, and just because you think god thinks you should have the final say cos you’re a guy, well, sorry, that is SO not automatic in my world. Yes, we all have things we’re better at than others. But making decisions for a family doesn’t come naturally to many people, let alone assume the guy can do it because he is a male.

What do you think of ‘obey’ and ‘submit’?

Recognising what is already there – Three-person civil union in Brazil

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

From the BBC:

A notary in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo has sparked controversy by accepting a civil union between three people.

Public Notary Claudia do Nascimento Domingues has said the man and two women should be entitled to family rights.

She says there is nothing in law to prevent such an arrangement.

But the move has angered some religious groups, while one lawyer described it as “absurd and totally illegal”.

The three individuals, who have declined to speak to the press, have lived in Rio de Janeiro together for three years and share bills and other expenses.

Ms Domingues says they have already opened a joint bank account, which is also not prohibited by any law.

“We are only recognising what has always existed, we are not inventing anything” Claudia do Nascimento Domingues

According to Globo TV, the union was formalised three months ago, but only became public this week.

Nathaniel Santos Batista Junior, a jurist who helped draft the document, said the idea was to protect their rights in case of separation or death of a partner, Globo reports.

Ms Domingues, who is based in the Sao Paulo city of Tupa, said the move reflected the fact that the idea of a “family” had changed.

“We are only recognising what has always existed. We are not inventing anything.”

“For better or worse, it doesn’t matter, but what we considered a family before isn’t necessarily what we would consider a family today.”

But lawyer Regina Beatriz Tavares da Silva told the BBC it was “absurd and totally illegal”, and “something completely unacceptable which goes against Brazilian values and morals”.

Ms da Silva, who is president of the Commission for the Rights of the Family within the Institute of Lawyers, says the union will not be allowed to remain in place.

Some religious groups have also voiced criticism of the move.

While Ms Domingues has approved the union, it is not clear whether courts, service providers and private companies such as health insurance providers will accept the ruling.

Nice.

They’re only recognising what already exists.

Oop, let’s watch while society crumbles, hey?

(Won’t somebody PLEASE think of the freakin’ children????)

End Marriage Discrimination

Saturday, November 26th, 2011