A few things I’m loving on this particular Friday…
I’m not sure there are words to describe what an incredible job she did this week.
Thirteen hours standing up, no bathroom breaks, no food, talking constantly,
to filibuster a (in my opinion) terrible bill
and stand up for women’s rights.
I mean, she is just amazing
and the kind of person that I’m so happy to have in politics.
Speaking of which,
the filibuster wouldn’t have worked if it wasn’t for
Leticia Van De Putte,
who I think is kind of an unsung hero in all of this.
When Wendy Davis was called out on technicality during the 11th hour,
essentially ending the filibuster, Leticia Van De Putte stepped in
and fought back with another technicality,
asking questions that kept the filibuster going, one of which was
“At what point must a female senator raise her hand
or her voice to be recognized over her male colleagues?”
It’s inspiring for me to see women like this in politics.
As someone who believes strongly in marriage equality,
my heart could not be happier about the events that transpired on Wednesday.
The demise of DOMA and Prop 8 has been long overdue,
and because there is no way I can say it better than him,
I’d like to quote my good friend Travers,
who recently married my other good friend Jean,
who just so happens to be Korean:
“It was one generation before mine
that saw the momentous end of a shameful era
that ultimately made my marriage last month legally possible.
I wasn’t exactly around to witness that chapter,
so it is with reflection and optimistic resolution
that we get to witness another regretful era
be delivered a monumental blow.”
Well said, Travers. Well said.
And to end things on a less serious note,
the game of thrones video below is awesome.
As a huge GoT fan, I completely relate.
Especially the spoiler part.
And also that whole identify with a character thing,
because, you know, I secretly pretend to be Calisi.
Watch and enjoy!
Happy Friday friends! What are your plans this weekend?