Just painted over my lovely looking glitter-y wand for my Glinda cosplay with an iridescent medium that should apparently dry clear and give it a pearlescent effect. Except it’s clearly not doing that. Now I have to re-glitter the thing before we leave for Expo first thing on Thursday. And I have to go to work tomorrow AND see Star Trek. This is not good.
“We’re afraid you gays can’t get married, but you can have this new thing called a Civil Partnership! it’s TOTALLY the same thing!”
8 years later…
“What, you still want to get married? Well, that’s just not fair! if you want to be able to get married, everyone should be able to have a civil partnership too!”
This is low. Using the argument that heterosexual couples shouldn’t be denied Civil Partnerships, the bone we were thrown when we were denied marriage in the first place, if homosexual couples were allowed to be married is just infuriating. That it’s clearly being used as a means to stall, if not derail entirely, the Gay Marriage Bill is even worse.
It’s as if politicians don’t actually comprehend that they’re talking about real people. Allowing the gay community the right to marry would give thousands of couples the happiest day of their lives. We can talk about the so-called ‘sanctity’ of marriage until the cows come home, but at the end of the day, who would this really hurt? Some religious sorts will have their knickers in a twist for a while, but once they realise that we’re not going to sacrifice their children to pave the way for the coming of the dark lord (a realisation that will only ever come once it actually starts happening), I’m pretty sure they’ll come to terms with it.
Today the new manager at work took me aside to praise me, not even for anything big, just a little thing, and I literally could’ve cried because in the four years that I’ve been working in that soul-crushing place today was the first time that’s ever happened. I started this week feeling the closest I’ve ever felt to just walking out of the place for good, so for that to happen today just really hit me. I am literally only writing this down for the sole purpose of reminding future-me that for at least one day I was slightly appreciated.