Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Marriage Hold Utah; Celebrity Big Brother Homophobia; 14 Things Should End in 2014

Marriage Hold Utah

I had a feeling this would happen. But I don't think it's the worst thing in the world. It shows how important it is for same sex marriage laws to be written up with care so this sort of thing can't happen in other places.

While a federal appeals court fully considers the issue, no more same-sex unions will take place in the US state. A brief order was issued today (6 January), following an emergency appeal by the state following the 20 December ruling by US District Judge Robert Shelby.

More here.

When you really get down to this and people stop looking at same sex marriage with sexual thoughts...or impressions...and realize it's more about quality of life and equality, the entire controversy takes on a different appeal. And those who don't seem to understand this are going to go down in history the same way those who opposed civil rights in the 1960's did. Not well.

Celebrity Big Brother Homophobia

It seems the reality show, Big Brother, is riddled with racism and homophobia all over the place and now it's happening again on Celebrity Big Brother. I posted about last summer's racism several times, here. I know people who were brought to tears just watching how African and Asian Americans were treated. Trust me, I'm usually one to say many things today are too PC. However, that brand of hate and racism I watched on Big Brother this past summer left me gutted.

And now they're dealing with more gay hate on Celebrity Big Brother, with rapper, Dappy:

Later, Dappy was called into the diary room and was told he could have caused offence to gay people with his comment. It was revealed it was the third time Dappy had been told off about his language while in the house

I think these shows are airing in the UK so I haven't seen them. If any of my UK readers have seen them I would love to hear your thoughts.

You can read more here. Evander Holyfield said he didn't think gay was "normal."

14 Things Should End in 2014

This is one of those pieces you may or may not agree with, but some of them are interesting. It's a small rant about things we all had to suffer through in 2013 that they hope we won't have to deal with again in 2014. Here are just two I hope come to an end.

2 Zombies, zombies everywhere It seems to me people are so tired of the world as it is today they have to turn their love into something else, something like zombies. Probably inspired by The Walking Dead, one of the most watched series of 2013, more people are searching on how to prepare for a “zombie apocalypse.” We already have too many unsolved issues in the world. Let’s try not to create one more.

3 Selfies We are all familiarized with what ‘selfies’ are all about: people taking close up pictures of themselves, sometimes pulling off a duck face. Let’s be more social next year. Let’s ask our friends to take pictures of us. I promise we will look so much better.

I wish I could say I was more of a Zombie fan, but I'm not. I love almost all paranormal, but Zombies never did it for me. I'm also not a huge fan of selfies and rarely take them. In fact, when I first hear the word I had a totally different idea about what they were. You can use your imagination on that one.

You can read more here. Unfortunately, I think all these things are just going to get much worse.

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