President Hollande is attempting to claim there were 2/3rds less than the actual number of pro-marriage demonstrators last Sunday.
This french cartoon translated reads:
Advisor: "There are more than 1 million, Mr. President."
President Hollande: "We will say that they are only 340,000. After all, this law is to end with what is real, isn't it?"
The French people love satire and these three cartoons are examples of artists satirizing the proposal for gay marriage in France:
"OK, I will accept that I have 2 Moms"
"But, then where is my Dad?"
Man on the left: “This child makes me feel hopeless”
Man on the right: "Yes, she refuses to open to modernity”
“But actually…. I would have loved to have a Mom”
“You are selfish! You should be happy to know that you provided happiness to your two Dads!”
Several voters were so eager to cast their vote for the Marriage Protection Amendment that they showed up early!
Even though it’s not on the primary ballot, the hotly-debated marriage amendment appears to be drawing voters to the polls this Tuesday.
“I’m interested in voting for the marriage law,” said one voter outside Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in south Minneapolis, a neighborhood polling place.
She was referring to the proposed amendment to the state constitution defining marriage as between one man and one woman. -- CBS Local
Not to worry -- everyone will get their chance on November 6th!
We posted this on our Facebook page but wanted to make sure our blog-only readers saw this as well!
Antoine Dodson became an internet sensation after an interview he gave when an intruder tried to rape his sister went viral and became a song too.
Rod Dreher calls this "the slippery slope strikes again!"
Remember the Seattle crackpot who married a building? Now she claims to be engaged to a neighborhood:
Now, Aivaz has informed the Seattle City Council she’ll be marrying the Yesler Terrace neighborhood near the Central District. She is, after all, widowed now that her beloved warehouse has been demolished.
I knew it. You let a girl marry a warehouse, and next thing you know, she’s a damn polygamist.
A little humor to wrap up the week with:
You can't say they didn't try.
After an impressive 115 years together, two giant turtles at an Austrian zoo are refusing to share their cage anymore, the Austrian Times reported Friday.
"We get the feeling they can't stand the sight of each other anymore," said Helga Happ, director of the Klagenfurt-based zoo, where the turtles -- Bibi, the female and Poldi, the male -- have lived for the last 36 years. Before that, they called Basel Zoo in Switzerland home.
According to the paper, zoo staff realized something was amiss when Bibi bit off a chunk of her partner's shell. When the attacks continued, Poldi was moved to another cage.
Animal experts even attempted couples' counseling -- feeding the turtles aphrodisiacs and encouraging them to play games together. But so far, efforts have failed to bring the shelled lovers back together. -- HuffPo
If you’ve ever tuned into to MSNBC weekdays between 11 a.m. and noon ET, you are likely to have seen at least one segment focused on a LGBT issue moderated by host Thomas Roberts. But sometimes, Roberts and company might be trying a little too hard to push these issues to the forefront.
On his Wednesday broadcast, Roberts reported that technology juggernauts Apple and Microsoft were “marrying up” and taking on same-sex marriage opponent the National Organization for Marriage.
“In the meantime, get this,” Roberts said. “Tech rivals Apple and Microsoft are marrying up and asking the National Organization for Marriage its supporters to boycott their companies. This follows the release of secret documents last week showing part of the organization’s strategy to quote ‘drive a wedge’ between blacks and gays on the issue of marriage equality.”
Only one problem: They’re not “marrying up,” at least for now.
The report was apparently based on a “satirical post” published on the Daily Kos on Monday by Scott Wooledge. The post was later republished by The Huffington Post’s comedy section and was presented as satire.
Talk about a rough week!
This is just weird: a guy from Britain who lives in Massachusetts lecturing the Governor of New Jersey on the sacred right of Americans ... to redefine marriage?
Folks who watched the SuperBowl this Sunday may have noticed this commercial:
Tongue-in-cheek (bacon-in-mouth?), I have to wonder if this kind of joke is more funny as our country currently flirts with the notion we can make marriage ... whatever we want it to be.
Then ends by claiming his support of marriage "could be dangerous in the general election."
Hah. Hah. Hah. Ho, Ho, Ho.
Gee, that's why President Obama claims he opposes gay marriage too, right?
A purposefully irreverent rewriting of the Twelve Days of Christmas produced by the Heidi Harris Show lampooning political correctness in the classroom:
Canada's National Post:
Splitting up a pair of potentially homosexual African penguins and pairing them with females might sound anti-gay, but keepers at the Toronto Zoo insist they are simply trying to preserve the species.
Pedro, 10, and Buddy, 20, were brought to the Toronto Zoo this year from Pittsburgh’s National Aviary to “pair-bond” with a couple of eligible females. Instead, the pair bonded with each other. Zookeepers now report seeing the pair snuggling, calling to each other and displaying courtship behaviour.
This week, the Toronto Zoo says it will be forced isolate the pair.
“The two girls have been following them; we just have to get the boys interested in looking at them,” said Tom Mason, curator of birds and invertebrates at the Toronto Zoo.
With Pedro and Buddy’s species on the cusp of extinction, Mr. Mason insists that the Toronto Zoo cannot afford to let a season go by without passing on the pair’s genes. “If [Pedro and Buddy] weren’t genetically important, then we’d let them do their thing,” Mr. Mason said.
The President may still claim his views on marriage are "evolving" but what about his undermining of DOMA?
Source: U.S. News & World Report