Don't we count too??

December 9th marks a very important day in my home state of Iowa (again, the corn state, not the potato state).  At 10 AM on Tuesday, December 9th, the Iowa State Supreme Court will hear opening arguments for a case that will hopefully change the history of this great state.  It could very well be the beginning of loving same-sex couples getting the right to be married, just like every heterosexual couple that walks this planet.  As identifying as one of those same sex couples that would love to have this right, this is a ...more

No, they can't "marry"

Working at a wine shop is not quite like being a bartender, but one does hear stories, and one does get a chance to observe human nature. What I notice more than anything else in my customers across the counter, it seems, are the love troubles of an aging Baby Boom generation. To be fair, I do see them at a certain time of the day, and when they are soaking up a certain kind of influence on their emotions and garrulity. One man, a widower nearing sixty, is frankly "trying to meet women," but he's an anomaly. ...more

The Argument Against Prop 8

I could vote NO on Proposition 8 because I have gay friends and relatives who would want me to. I could vote NO on Proposition 8 because I don't care that much if gay people get married because it doesn't really affect me directly. But those reasons are the weak side of the argument. ...more

The Sanctity of Marriage

Lately, my friends have been encouraging me to join groups preserving the sanctity of marriage, which as a part of my LDS religion, is something that I should automatically be willing to do.  I don't join them, though.  That's not to say that I believe that there is something wrong with marriage or that marriage should not be something sacred. ...more

It is refreshing and important for those of us working actively against Prop 8 to remember ...more

A Friday Morning Ditty gone Awry or No on 8

Friday, October 17, 2008 A Little Friday Ditty Here's a little ditty; in hopes that I'm still witty It's Friday morning, my house a wreck;Should be cleaning but what the heck.I logged online to bide some time. ...more

California is too Great for Hate

Yes folks, this post will be known as The One Where She Got Political. I didn’t intend to “go there” it was not in the plan when I started this blog but...I’m going there. ...more

Proponents of Proposition 8 are attempting to tear families apart, not protect them... and ...more

the gays! the weddings!

I posted this on hootchi cootchi, my main blog, but didn't get any response. I'd like to think because I'm so eloquent and my writing is so clear and succinct, there is no room for discussion. I doubt that. (edited for profanities here) I’ve never been a big believer in the right to gay marriage - mostly because I’m anti-marriage for everyone. Hear me out. ...more

I have so few people in my life who agree with me (so thanks!). My friends are pretty ...more

Congratulations Phyllis and Del

Can you imagine devoting more than 50 years building and nourishing a relationship and a home with the one person you love, your best friend, your partner in crime, your sidekick, the one person who truly knows you and who loves and accepts you "as is", the one who is the last person you want to see at night before you drift off to sleep and the first person you want to see when you wake, the one person who thinks you're beautiful even after time has changed you, the one person you turn to for comfort and the one you rush to to share joy, the one person you choose to love and hold ti ...more

I couldn't agree more.  Unfortunately, recognition at the federal level is going to have to ...more