Happy 4th of July!

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John Trumbull's "Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776"

I realize most everyone from the United States is going to be busy at this time with the National 4th of July Holiday. For those of you who are reading outside of the United States, the 4th of July is a very patriotic holiday marking the day of independence. It’s also known as Independence Day, and draws many people from around the country (and even the world) to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where it all began. This great and solemn patriotic holiday is celebrated as every great, solemn federal holiday. It’s celebrated by drinking and eating until you puke.

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Today I Am A (Semi-)Married Man

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I was originally going to post something on my blog about some inane thing I experienced, or some incredible stupidity I endured – you know, the normal posts. But then this incredible thing happened to me yesterday – and all a bit suddenly. You see, yesterday I became a semi-married man.

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Gay Marriage

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This is a subject I find to be of great importance – partly because I’m gay, yes; but mostly because I believe in the sanctity of human rights (not gay rights; human rights). And before you get all up in my face saying, “Well, DUH! Of course you believe in gay marriage because you’re GAY,” I’d just like to say that’s not entirely the case. There are actually a large number of gays who don’t believe in marriage, who aren’t fighting for it, and who couldn’t possibly care less about it. Thankfully, those numbers are decreasing as the years go by. And to say that every gay (in which I’m categorizing the entire LGBTQ society) is for gay marriage and gay rights would be akin to saying that every Caucasian fights for white supremacy; or that every Republican believes gay sex is identical to polygamy, incest, and man-on-dog sex (oh, wait – that’s only Rick Santorum).

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