Following an incident
at Fort Bragg where Lt. Colonel Heather Mack's wife, Ashley Broadway, was told she could not join the Association of Bragg Officers’ Spouses, the Marine Corps has issued guidance
that spouses clubs operating on its bases and installations must offer membership
to the same-sex spouses of gay and lesbian service members. [more inside]
Cheating, Incorporated: The Infidelity Economy.
"Looking to sneak around on your spouse? Got a little cash to spend? The CEO of Ashley Madison
, a website whose own backers don't even want to be associated with, is happy to take your money.
" (Previously on MeFi) [more inside]
Queer female webzine Autostraddle
, who interviewed media celebrity Tila Tequila
shortly before the death of her fiancée, socialite Casey Johnson
, uses the aftermath to discuss the complications of not having legal rights as a gay couple when the relationship becomes dysfunctional
We don’t look at those crazy-ass toxic relationships that were so intense they carved a hole in your heart and you knew, no matter how deep the emotional connection, that at any minute your loved one could get up, walk out the door, and never speak to you again, and that it wouldn’t matter if you’d paid their bills or built a life around their demands. There is nothing tying you together besides your feelings. And that’s really frightening.
Gay Marriage - Go Canada
Canada is only the third country, after Netherlands and Belgium, to legalize gay marriages. This surprised me because I figured we were playing catch up to most 1st world countries. Not so surprisingly my home province of Alberta
is promising to block same sex marriages and will refuse to issue licenses to same sex couples. Which must be putting smiles on faces at Tourism BC
. Interestingly this may cause big waves in the USA as they have traditionally recognized Canadian marriages as valid under US law and Canada has no residency
requirement for marriage licenses. How surprised would you be if your local authority followed Canada’s example?
Woman charged with statutory rape
When laws collide. They were married too late