Friday, June 26, 2015

A day to celebrate - but then there's this:

Today's SCOTUS ruling confirming that marriage equality for all in all 50 states is indeed reason to celebrate!
Justice Kennedy summed it up beautifully. 
Today, and every day- love indeed does win!
And yet... There's still this...
The most discouraging part of the article linked in that pic is the assertion that there are "degrees of sin" - and not only that, but sins that can keep one "from entering the kingdom of God." This post is _not_ about a debate on sin - or the sins certain groups believe are "deal breakers" for salvation - while their sins are of course not "that bad."
If the crowd that "hates the sin and loves the sinner" was sincerely consumed with "protecting the sanctity of marriage" they would first make divorce illegal, and then perhaps second they could tidy up the skeletons in their closets (everyone has 'em) before becoming the "armchair Justices" on this issue.

And unfortunately it still exists if you tell someone they cannot enter heaven based on who they love!
Ouch!!! So.... How many conservative Christian "sanctity of marriage" folks tout this verse as much as the Leviticus one?

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Obamacare Survives

CNN reports: (quote):

"In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court saved the controversial health care law that will define President Barack Obama's administration for generations to come.
The ruling holds that the Affordable Care Act authorized federal tax credits for eligible Americans living not only in states with their own exchanges but also in the 34 states with federal marketplaces. It staved off a major political showdown and a mad scramble in states that would have needed to act to prevent millions from losing health care coverage."

This is great news! Especially for LGBT families where coverage and inclusion are not guaranteed. Due to this ruling, we are not only able to secure adequate medical and Rx coverage, but our health care can be more protected legally. Meaning, if one of us is ill or cannot speak for ourselves--hopefully our union is more likely to be honored by health care providers. PLUS, our spot at one another's bedside will not be usurped.  (read more through this link...)

People talk a lot about "why Obamacare is not a good idea." However, I remember the years before the Affordable Care Act. My spouse was denied due to mental health issues. I was denied because my BMI was higher than "ideal." "Fortunately" at that time I owned my own business and was able to construct a "group insurance plan" through my LLC. But, make no mistake about it, the plan was much more costly than any plan I have read about through the Affordable Care Act (or through previous employers), and was substandard in coverage and reimbursement. So, I don't know what all the naysayers are upset about.

I am just thankful today that we are getting all our ducks in a row at this time to take care of our union and protect our "rights."

Wednesday, June 24, 2015


You can tell when your life has become way too busy when you do not have time to go to your local city's pride week and attend the parades & celebrations. We missed Philly Pride Week this year. Maybe next year! :)
What was your "coming out" experience like?           
Share in comments here below... or at either of my "coming out" related posts at the original Bridges blog.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

What's in a name?

As a female who was married to a male for more than a decade - and then found the love of my life in a female - it is been very difficult when people want to "label" (Way _off_ TARGET!me. What is _IN_ a "name"? Does the outward label change who we are inside? All I know is we all deserve to be who we are without Borders without lines without labels.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Golden? Or tarnished...

Remember the old saying "silence is golden"? I'm not sure that is always the case. Internet trolls may have "silenced" my Wordpress blog in 2010, and similarly the roar went to a whisper here at Blogger by late 2012.
No more fear. No more silence.
No more bullying. No more capitulating to fear mongering, no more hate & bigotry. No more #transphobia! No more #homophobia.
Get on the right side of history... the life you save just may be your teen or one of their friends. 

More at my Wordpress Bridge "home"...

Remember... those so far askew of reality or veracity shall always remain way _off_ TARGET!