My human has one rule for this blog: no sex, politics or religion. And usually I'm totally OK with that -- but just this once I'm going to break the rules and talk about something that involves all three.
Y'see, last night some streets in my neighborhood were blocked off by big metal fences and rows of policemen. Pretty unusual. So I asked one of the nice police people what was going on. He explained it was to keep the crowds under control.
Yes, crowds. Marching through my neighborhood in protest. Long story short, last November a whole bunch of California voters said yes to a state constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. Because their vote won the majority, the ban went into effect. But then a whole bunch of other people said no way! Separate is NOT equal. And tried to fight the ruling in court.
Well, today that court announced its decision to uphold the ban. So if you live in California, are gay and want to get married.. too bad. All you can do at this point is protest the decision (like hundreds did tonight in San Francisco). Or move to Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, Maine or Iowa.
Now, I'm a pug. And a lot of human details get lost on me. But from what I understand, this constitutional ban-thing makes it impossible for two people who love each other to get married. And even I know that for humans, getting married to someone you love is a pretty big deal. I'm sure there's another side to the story, but from a pug's perspective I can't think of too many good reasons to get in the way of love.
Pugs love love!