SCOTUS Ruling Gay Marriage
We're waiting once again for a ruling on gay marriage from SCOTUS. As always, it makes all the difference and always defines, in legal terms, what we can expect in the future. This time it's the fight for legalized gay marriage everywhere in the US. There are still 14 states where gay marriage is illegal.
The arguments will take place in April, with a June decision.
Proponents of same-sex marriage said they expect the court to settle the matter once and for all with a decision that invalidates state provisions that define marriage as between a man and a woman. On the other side, advocates for traditional marriage want the court to let the political process play out, rather than have judges order states to allow same-sex couples to marry.
You can read it in full here. For those who don't know much about this...or find this complicated, which it is...it's a good condensed version of the process.
But it's not time to celebrate yet. As this article suggests, anything can happen.
Still, that doesn’t mean it can’t happen. We’ll have a better sense of what the justices are thinking when they hear oral arguments in the case, like in April. The final decision will likely come down to the wire again at the end of the Court’s term in June. In other words, just in time for the second anniversary of the Windsor ruling.
Drooping Old Penis
Here's an article that talks about penis size shrinking, getting older, and drooping penis. It says the bigger the belly the smaller the dick. Oh, it's loads of fun.
This part about cock rings is interesting.
According to Hammond, “the older penis droops more, just as all parts of the body seem to hang down lower, but it doesn’t always stand up and swell like it used to and so may appear smaller.”
“Drugs like Viagra can help a failing erection,” he continues, “as can a cock ring. Indeed, any penis is capable of expanding hugely if it has enough blood in it.”
But beware those cock rings, fellas! Too much use can actually cause your penis to turn black and maybe fall off.
“A cock ring stops the blood escaping but you should never have it on for more than half an hour and always choose one with handles,” Hammond advises. “If you just put the ring on, you might not get it off again. It swells up like a wedding ring on a septic finger, and eventually turns black.”
You can read the rest here.
Lonely Gay Virgin
This one is about a young guy in college who gave up booze because he's an alcoholic. It's an op-ed piece with humor, about a guy who can now see things clearly because he's not drinking anymore.
Leonard is a senior at the University of Virginia and a self-proclaimed “lonely homosexual virgin” who recently came to terms with the fact that he’s an alcoholic. But he says he’s determined to get his life back on track.
“No more stumbling outside of parties, throwing up and returning with the excuse that I was ‘praying,'” he writes. “No more waking up naked in my bed, finding my Lady Gaga T-shirt in the dishwasher with no memory of the night before.”
Now his days are spent just like the rest of us. He's sober. That's it. And what this has to do with him being a virgin is anyone's guess. However, I'm not by any means joking about this. I love this guy and it's actually a good piece for anyone who thinks he or she might have a drinking problem. Of course, those who do have a drinking problem are always the last to admit it. I follow a few people on social media and you'd be amazed at how their voices change almost completely at night...because they've been drinking. I'm not a prude about alcohol, and I do drink, but I've seen it ruin too many lives to joke around about it.
You can read the rest here.
Fired For Facebook Wedding Announcement
A gay Catholic high school teacher was fired for announcing his wedding on, of all places, Facebook, where the entire world can see that, along with all the hideous food everyone else had for dinner that night.
Sorry if I sound jaded with this, but let's be serious. It's Facebook. He works for the Catholic church and doesn't think there are going to be repercussions about his gay marriage being announced on Facebook. Of course it's wrong and it's discriminatory, and I clearly don't agree with the church, but frankly I just don't get these people who can't seem to break away from the Catholic church altogether.
I went to 12 years of Catholic school and once I got out, the day I graduated high school, I never went back again. I don't need to be hit over the head with a two by four to know where I'm not welcome. What is wrong with these other people who continue to expect something different?
This guy isn't even a full time teacher at the Catholic school. He's retired from his full time teaching job, which I would assume gives him a full pension and benefits, and he's substituting at the Catholic school because he "loves teaching." Does he love getting kicked in the ass, too? Because when he took on the job in Catholic school he had to know what to expect.
In any event, when word got out the shit hit the proverbial Catholic fan.
“Apparently there were a couple teachers there who are super-conservative Catholic,” Billard tells qnotes. “They are not friends of mine on Facebook, but they found out about it and escalated it so it got to the diocese.”
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte says it’s not responsible for Billard’s termination, claiming the decision was made by administrators at Charlotte Catholic High School. But Billard disagrees.
“This was not a decision by Charlotte Catholic High School,” Billard insists. “I had talked with one of the administration officials. He knew [about the announcement]. He didn’t care. He said he knew me to be a good teacher and a good person.”
The one excellent point of this piece is the message this sends to LGBT students in Catholic school. This is where the real damage is done and parents who have gay kids in Catholic school should really pay attention to what's going on in their lives. Catholic school can be an excellent place for mainstream, ordinary children who don't mind following the doctrine. But if a kid is even slightly different, damage is inevitable.
You can read more here.