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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

"Gay Marriage" Advances

The lovely bride, Ms. Aivaz, celebrates her nuptials with the traditional
mandolin-playing clown.
On Sunday, 29 Jam 2012, Babylonia Aivaz married a warehouse at 10th Ave and Union Seattle.  About 30 people attended to wish the couple well.  Mrs. Warehouse, a professional Occupy protester, said that it was a gay marriage because the building is a woman.  Occupy Seattle protesters wanted to reclaim the warehouse as community space, lest it be demolished and replaced by an apartment building in which real people might live. 

Alas, Mrs. Warehouse is now a widow, since the building was in fact demolished by crass governmental officials who did not celebrate her love, and has now informed the Seattle City Council that she’ll be marrying the Yesler Terrace neighborhood near the Central District.
The attractive widow, inappropriately dressed in white, breaks down
and is removed from a City Council meeting.
 TOF's Faithful Reader will recall the earlier instances in which a woman married the Eiffel Tower, another woman married herself, and an Australian man married his golden retriever.  It is not clear if Mr. Warehouse gave consent to the marriage, however.


  1. To be fair, gentrification can be a hugely disruptive process for those living on the edge, but good Lord there are better ways to deal with it or combat it than this stunt.

    1. The idea wasn't to deal with a disruptive process, it was to make a scene, pull a stunt, "Make a statement."

  2. Relevant to this:

    "'The bill brings California into the 21st century, recognizing that there are more than Ozzie and Harriet families today,' the San Francisco Democrat said. Surrogate births, same-sex parenthood and assisted reproduction are changing society by creating new possibilities for nontraditional households and relationships.

    "Benjamin Lopez, legislative analyst for the Traditional Values Coalition, blasted Leno's bill as a new attempt to 'revamp, redefine and muddy the waters' of family structure by a leader in the drive to legalize gay marriage.

    "'It comes as no surprise that he would try to say that a child has more than two parents — that's absurd,' said Lopez, whose group calls itself a leading voice for Bible-based values."

  3. I have never understood why sentience, consciousness, or life processes should be regarded an essential component of the definition of marriage.


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