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Old 07-31-2011, 07:49 PM
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Default Rainbow Wedding Marrython today

I just came across this nugget I thought I'd share. Today in NYC, there is a wedding officiant conducting a 10-hour same-sex wedding "marrython." Same-sex couples can show up at Belvedere Castle in Central Park (with advanced registration and their licenses obtained from City Hall) to be married by this one interfaith minister named Reverend Alison, and her co-officiants.

http://www.rainbowweddingclergy.com/..._Marrython.php

I hadn't actually heard anything about this event before today, but I've been very out of the loop on what's been happening. Pretty cool, huh?
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Old 07-31-2011, 08:13 PM
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Oh I wish I couldve been one of the florists making those bouquets for sale!
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Old 07-31-2011, 08:15 PM
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We could create our own event in the fall -- I'll get ordained, you make the bouquets!
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LOL!

Actually this gay marriage thing is a pet peeve of my gf's, as a transwoman. The culture (gay and liberal straight) seems to think, get gays the right to be married, we're all set. Unfortunately, same sex marriage is not the end of the struggle for queers like us.
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Old 07-31-2011, 09:31 PM
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LOL!

Actually this gay marriage thing is a pet peeve of my gf's, as a transwoman. The culture (gay and liberal straight) seems to think, get gays the right to be married, we're all set. Unfortunately, same sex marriage is not the end of the struggle for queers like us.
PLease explain why that is.
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Old 07-31-2011, 10:37 PM
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Same sex marriage is for gay and lesbian mono couples.

I sometimes feel when you see the LGBTQ tag, the T and Q are added on as an afterthought.

I am not a lesbian or mono. How about if a poly bi person feels the need to marry 2 fiances?

Transpeople-- How accepted and welcome, how safe, what kind of rights do they have? Job security, ability to have an apartment rented to them, reproductive rights? Even public toilets are an issue. Dorm living in college. Shopping for clothes. Forget about prison, should a transperson be arrested.

Matter of fact, once my gf was stopped for briefly driving down a deserted one way street at 2am. The cop was about to let her go with a warningand some flirty chat, until he saw her license said male. She was forced to get out of her car and subjected to arrest and ridicule and made the front page of the local paper as a "transvestite party girl."

What about transpeople's right to have their name and gender changed on government documents? It's different in each state, and some states require full Sexual Reassignment Surgery, which most transpeople can't afford, because they can't get hired at jobs because of transgender discrimination!

Same sex marriage is a nice and needed right for cis-gendered mono couples... It's not the only right queers need to have made into law for a full ability to lead their lives. Some (many) people pushing for gay marriage make it seem so.
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