History was Made Today, Random Thoughts

As most, if not all of you know, the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage today. I am very happy for my LGBT friends and family who will be able to legally marry their partners when the time’s right. Despite local protests, same-sex couples got married at the El Paso County Courthouse today. Local religious figures continue to condemn same-sex marriage. I’m completely in favor of same-sex marriage. I always have been and I always will be. I think everyone has the right to be happy in life with the people they choose and love.

The flag cartoon I posted earlier caused a little bit of commotion and controversy with a friend of mine from high school. Although she says she’s for same-sex marriage, she says the U.S. Confederate flag is the flag that matters even more than our current flag. She said the gay pride flag is meaningless to her. I accept the Confederate flag as a symbol of U.S. history. I acknowledge the gay pride flag as a symbol of love and acceptance. I don’t expect it to replace our current flag. I wouldn’t have a problem with it flying next to our current U.S. flag.

The U.S. continues to change so much in both good and bad ways! I’m glad it’s become more liberal even though a lot of work is still needed. I think the next best thing to do is to legalize marijuana. I’m not a pot smoker but it would benefit millions for different reasons. Going back to marriage, I think it’s weird that it was once against the law to marry someone outside of your race! I myself would be breaking the law back then since I’m marrying a white/Jewish man and I’m Hispanic! I’m said to have Jewish blood/roots from my father’s side but it isn’t for sure. My great grandmother allegedly had an affair with a prominent Jewish man from El Paso. She then got pregnant with my grandmother. I guess you can’t help who you fall in love or lust with in some cases. I eventually plan on doing a DNA test from a website Andre tried a few months ago. A good portion of my family is from El Paso. Both sets of my great grandparents are from Mexico.

In other news from El Paso, this weekend is the Downtown Street Festival. Rob Zombie and Weezer are the headliners. Next month, El Paso will feature one of the largest tattoo shows in the country. Ice Cube and The Offspring are scheduled to perform.

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12 comments

  1. It can never be left behind, when racism still exists.. The Jews aren’t told to forget the holocaust are they? Simply because it SHOULDNT BE FORGOTTEN!

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  2. I’m a lesbian and I just want to weigh in and say how much it means to me that straight people are celebrating the Supreme Court decision with us. It’s very, very moving. Sending love to you all.

    As for the Confederate flag, it’s a piece of history, yes, but so’s slavery. It’s time to leave that behind.

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  3. That’s crazy! I don’t think I’ve ever experienced it here in El Paso. I’ve experienced it in other U.S. cities though, especially if I speak Spanish. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of ignorance out there still.

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  4. Well, I’ve had people I’ve known since school. And they have turned out racist!! And some of these women are with or had dated a man of colour! True talk! For example have you overheard people talk badly of Mexican people, only to discover that you are from people who they just insulted?

    I know I have, and I’ve had people, English and black caribbeans, using words like ‘Spic’, and others, towards me and are hateful towards me for speaking Spanish (I do have a maternal family link to central america), or for putting up a blog with a Spanish title name.. Yes, English people are ignorant beyond belief!! Just as euro americans can be..

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  5. I don’t think she dislikes Blacks, Hispanics or other minorities because I’ve known her for around 20 years. At the same time, I don’t even think she realizes that people get offended with that flag. All I see it as is a piece of American history. I don’t think it should be up anymore. I’m straight but I have friends and family who are gay, lesbian and Transgender. This is why I support it. It does not affect me as a person either. Everyone should have the right to love and marry whomever they choose… if they want to get married that is.

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  6. Wow.. Sorry to say, but your friend is racist!! How can the confederate flag (From what I understand as a Brit!), be more important than the current flag.. If you had that flag now, you would not even be allowed to share drinking fountains!! Some people need to think about things before they really say it..

    As for gay marriage, it doesn’t bother me as I don’t belong to that social group.. What might bother me, is the amount of people thinking that being homosexual is a trend, and the general perception that sexuality is an identifier of self! Do we walk into all aspects of life, saying, I’m this, or I’m that… Too much emphasis on it.. Just my two pence worth.

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  7. I wish the laws that extend same sex laws will be extended to countries like India. I am sure with the help of DNA technologies even same sex couples can have their own kids in the coming days

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  8. As a Native Texan now living elsewhere, it always pains me to see how the Great State is portrayed in the media. Some of that is legitimate, thanks to a bad crop of politicians in Austin, but I’m heartened whenever I see progressive thought by the citizens at large. Good job!

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