Happy Hump Day (that expression always makes me giggle!) and welcome to my only outfit post for this week. The dengue had me down last week, if you didn't hear, so I didn't get much photographing done.
This is my take on the monochrome trend! Meant to remind you that "monochrome" does not mean "grayscale" but "of, relating to, or made with a single color or hue" (at least, that's what Merriam-Webster says). This is definitely my favorite color to have things in (Boyf complains that his eyes get sick of it sometimes) and so it seemed like the most practical color to dress up in! Plus we found matching graffiti in the neighborhood!
But let's move on to bigger and better things! As you may or may not have heard (shame on you if you're American and it's the latter), the Supreme Court is currently hearing TWO cases regarding gay marriage: the Prop 8 case, which is an appeal against the passage of the Prop 8 bill in California that defined marriage as between a man and a woman where formerly there had been no discrimination between couples (meaning lots of overjoyed gay couples got married and suddenly found themselves in gray area - are they married now or not?), and Windsor v. U.S., aka the DOMA case, which challenges the federal Defense of Marriage Act also defining marriage as between a man and a woman.
This is history being made, guys. These cases are going to be as big as Roe v. Wade. And one day we will look back on this part of our history where people were denied the right to marry because of their sexual orientation and say, "Can you believe people used to think like that?" just like we do now about interracial marriage, and women's suffrage. So if you're on the other side, it's perhaps time to consider coming over. Even some Republicans are on our side - because this is not a party issue. This is a human issue.
I actually don't really know where I was going with this. I want to convince you that gay marriage is the right - the obvious - thing, but to be honest, I have a hard time understanding how it could ever not be. I am chock full of great arguments, though, for pretty much any point you can make against it. If it's a Christian thing, remember that Jesus himself condemns divorce and yet straight people across the country are free to divorce as they please; indeed, the highest divorce rates occur in the Bible Belt, strangely coinciding with the highest support for DOMA*. Consider the hypocrisy**! If you think homosexuality is a (bad) choice, well, ask yourself why the 2-7% (depending on the study) of the human population that is or that identifies as homosexual would choose to only have relations with people they're not truly, physically attracted to just so they can suffer the discrimination and hate of the rest of the population? If you think it somehow threatens your marriage, well, then maybe you should re-evaluate the strength of your relationship and where your priorities lie because your marriage is ALL yours to have, hold, cherish, and destroy. And if you're a fan of Rick Santorum, well, I can't help you. And I politely ask you to please leave my blog.
In the end, I am very pleased that these cases have finally made their way to the Supreme Court. But also a little nervous, because if it results in anything less than victory it will make the fight to come that much harder. But I think this is the right time. I think, as a country, we are finally ready to accept this, more so than we were even 5 years ago. And I hope that we will never look back (some people will look back obsessively, just like they do on abortion, but really, most of us just think they're silly, right?).
Do you support gay marriage? Do the people around you support gay marriage? Is this an important issue for you? And why? Also, if you have any questions for me about the issue, I'd be happy to answer them.
*I don't actually know if this second bit is true, but it probably is.
**Susan B. Anthony once said, "I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do because I notice it always coincides with their own desires."