Fridge Wisdom: Same-Sex Marriage in Illinois

November 6, 2013 | By Brent Almond | LESSONS LEARNED, LGBT STUFF

I’m particularly proud of Illinois legalizing marriage equality, as I was born in Alton, and then lived outside Champaign/Urbana for a few years as a kid. I can’t really claim it as my “home state,” as I was a nomadic Military Brat, but I’ve always been proud to be from the Land of Lincoln. Now even more so.

same-sex marriage in Illinois
Illinois
, legislation passes November 5, 2013. Goes into effect June 1, 2014. The “S” may be silent, but gays sure ain’t!

Speaking of being nomadic… Now with same-sex marriage in Illinois, my state of birth, the only other states I’ve lived in that need to get with the program are Oklahoma, Arkansas, Georgia, Texas, Colorado and Virginia. And also Japan. Still a lot of work to be done.

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Speaking of work needing to be done… Did you catch this particularly hilarious segment on The Daily Show about the two states competing to be the last to legalize same-sex marraige? If not, put down your beverage and enjoy:

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I’m posting photos of magnets as new states and countries fall into the AWESOME column on the side of legalized same-sex marriage! If anyone has magnets from any of the countries listed below, send me a photo of it and I’ll post it on the blog and give you credit!

Magnets still needed: Belgium, Spain, South Africa, Mexico (City), Portugal, Iceland, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil and France.

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4 responses to “Fridge Wisdom: Same-Sex Marriage in Illinois”

  1. Oren says:

    Ha, that was funny. It’s crazy how fast acceptance is happening. These scenes would have been very different even a year ago.

    • Brent Almond says:

      Yup, this a snowball effect I am enjoying. And I’ll also enjoy watching Alabama and Mississippi once again be dragged into the current century. Obviously there are open-minded people there (as in every state) but I guess SOMEONE has to be last, don’t they? 😉

  2. I know “congratulations” isn’t really the word, but it’s kind of what I want to say. Maybe…third-degree congratulations?

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