Let’s make it official

May 9, 2012

in mark my word: twitter will doom us all,this i believe

Today, on May 9, 2012, for the first time in history, the President of United States publicly announced that he supports same-sex marriage. [Let’s not overlook the fact though that he also said each state gets to decide whether to legalize same-sex marriage or not… But still…]

What makes it such a groundbreaking moment in history is that right after the news got out, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a devout Mormon, also made a statement supporting same-sex marriage:

My personal belief is that marriage is between a man and a woman. But in a civil society, I believe that people should be able to marry whomever they want, and it’s no business of mine if two men or two women want to get married. The idea that allowing two loving, committed people to marry would have any impact on my life, or on my family’s life, always struck me as absurd


What he said. Exactly.

What amuses me though is the fact that in addition to issuing a carefully worded statement containing the paragraph quoted above, Senator Reid also tweeted his stance. I smiled when I saw those tweets. “Now it’s official: He’s tweeted those exact same sentiment. There is no going back now, Senator Reid, because screenshots, like diamonds, are forever.”



Finally. Someone said it.

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

magpie May 18, 2012 at 2:02 pm

wow. i’d missed that. good on harry reid.
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Absence Alternatives May 21, 2012 at 12:47 am

Yup yup!


Velva May 12, 2012 at 5:35 pm

My nephew said on facebook after hearing Obama’s statement…”Why, in 2012 are we having this conversation?” He is right, we should be way passed this one by now.

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Absence Alternatives May 14, 2012 at 8:26 am

Yup. What he said!


alejna May 10, 2012 at 6:51 am

Yeah! Thanks for sharing this. Those screenshots are worth their weight in gold. Wait, do screenshot weigh anything? Well, they are golden. I look at them, and they are all glittery and sparkly in my eyes. (Also, I just woke up. I need caffeine.)
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Absence Alternatives May 14, 2012 at 8:26 am

A picture is worth a thousand words, right? And I know there is a saying about how much are words are worth. they are mightier than swords for sure…


anon May 10, 2012 at 1:49 am

A bit confused by your post – especially the last sentence.
Senator Reid is a Democrat, not Republican:
Also, currently, the Senate is controlled by Democrats.


Absence Alternatives May 10, 2012 at 7:26 am

Thank you for catching it! And thank you for doing it so nicely and not blasting me for being an idiot. I have no excuse for that mistake other than temporary insanity.


Justine May 10, 2012 at 12:47 am

Awesome. Now let’s just see where this takes us…
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Absence Alternatives May 14, 2012 at 8:24 am

Yup. Waiting. Worried about backlash too


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