illegal marriage

hey so i know i dont usually post about romanian things but i need to say this

so last night (yes, in the middle of the fucking night, like the filthy thieves they are) the romanian government passed a law that, basically, makes corruption legal (if its under 45k euros, which is a LOT) AND they’re going to let all the (few) people who (they barely) arrested for this out of prison… 

i know this isnt as important to america as trump, but this is HUGE to us. there were (as far as i know) 90 thousand people protesting last night (the last time there were protests this big was in 1989 when communism fell, just to give you a perspective) and there are going to be even more today

this country has had problems with corruption since the dawn of time but i dont reckon it ever being made LEGAL. i just figured id bring some awareness to this…

here and here are two sources

It is many years in the future. A disease has wiped out 90% of the men on earth. Marriage is illegal and men are encouraged to breed with as many women as possible. Life is easy… until you fall in love.


Kisses” video takes inspiring stand against India’s criminalization of homosexuality 

In December, India’s Supreme Court overturned a lower court’s previous decision that had decriminalized homosexuality. The top court’s ruling declared same-sex intercourse and marriage illegal again, ending a four-year period of gay freedom. 

Kisses, a new video from Grapefruit Productions filmed at the Bangalore Queer Film Festival in February, tells the Indian government exactly what people think of the ban on same-sex love. 

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MARCH 3: Japan celebrates its first same sex marriage  (2013)

Happy fourth anniversary to Koyuki Hirosho and Higashi Masuhara, who were married on this day in 2013 at Tokyo Disneyland and became Japan’s first same sex couple to tie the knot! 

Koyuki and Higashi pose with a fellow iconic couple, Mickey and Minnie Mouse. (x)

Although same sex marriage was not legalized in Japan at the time, Koyuki and Higashi were the first couple in the nation to override the law and hold a ceremonial wedding. Tokyo Disneyland initially told the couple that they would only be allowed to host the wedding at the park if they were “dressed as a man and a woman,” but Koyuki and Higashi ignored that bigoted rule as well and were both married in white wedding dresses. Higashi was quoted by the Huffington Post in 2013 as saying, “We may not have a law that applies to us, but when someone congratulates us for the wedding, I will proudly say, ‘Thank you!’” 

In November of 2015, Koyuki and Higashi made history once again by being the first same sex couple to officially receive a certificate from the Japanese government recognizing their marriage. While same sex marriage remains illegal in the whole of Japan, the Tokyo ward of Shibuya voted to legalize gay marriage in March of 2015. The ward Setagaya also voted in favor of same sex marriage a few months after Koyuki and Higashi’s historic marriage. Although the certificates that are given out through these ordinances allow same sex couples the rights of hospital visitation and joint apartment rentals, they more closely resemble the concept of civil partnerships rather than fully legally binding marriages. However, this small fact could not bring down Koyuki and Higashi’s happiness on that Thursday afternoon in 2015. The Huffington Post once again quoted Higashi as saying, ““I am exhilarated that the city I am living in has recognized my partner as my family.”

Koyuki and Higashi proudly display their new 2015, state certified marriage certificate. (x)


  • Kageyama: I am really bothered by the fact that basically the only reason why gay marriage is illegal is because some people think it’s disgusting. You know, I think peas are disgusting but we’re nOT MAKING THAT ILLEGAL ARE WE?
  • Hinata: What’s wrong with you peas are delicious.
  • Yachi: Gay people are delicious too.
  • Kageyama: No dessert for you until you eat all your gays.
  • Tsukishima: What the fuck just happened here?
  • Yamaguchi: Be quiet and eat your gays.

has anyone considered that in order for “allosexual privilege” to be a thing, you have to believe that “aphobia” is a harsher and more structurally enforced system of oppression than homophobia.
you have to believe that current authoritative power structures view gay attraction, sex and relationships as preferable to no attraction (or whatever levels of attraction supposedly differentiate ace/aro people from non-ace/aro people). you have to believe that the government/police force/society at large celebrate and validate gay attraction, and see gay attraction as a preferable alternative to being ace or aro.
aaaand given that laws criminalizing gay sex remained on the books in the US up through the early 2000s and gay marriage was illegal in the US until just a few short years ago, and conversion therapy with the goal of ensuring gay people live “sinless” celibate lifestyles is still pretty common practice, I’m not buying that.

Knot because I love you, just because I care

A drabble for @nickillian cos she loves fake!married tropes


*unbetad,sorry for the awful title 😂

“You know you have to actually lift the glass to your lips to drink the vodka.”

Emma lifted her gaze from the glass of icy spirit and smiled.

“Funnily enough I had heard that before, Jones.”

“And here I was thinking that I had stumbled upon something revelatory.”

He gestured to the seat beside her and she nodded, waiting until he ordered a drink.

It was Tuesday and The Rabbit Hole sports bar was just about as empty as she had ever seen it. She was glad of it - the last thing she needed now was to deal with a bunch of drunks even if she really wanted to get drunk herself.

His order came, alongside another vodka for her, and he paid with a crisp ten pound note before settling into the stool beside her.

“So, Swan, what brings you to Wimbledon’s only American sports bar tonight?”

He grinned, his smile bright despite how tired he looked.

“I could ask you the same,” she replied, nodding at what remained of his business attire - tie askew and shirt sleeves pushed up.

“I asked first,” he quipped, “But since you must know today I got a new job and I thought it appropriate to celebrate.”

“The one at Graham’s company?”

He nodded. “Yep, you are looking at the new deputy marketing manager for Mills Media.”

Emma smiled. She knew how much Killian had wanted a promotion and it just wasn’t happening in his current position. At least someone had good news that day.

“That’s great,” she sighed softly, staring longingly into her vodka, before quickly adding, “My visa renewal was declined today.”


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#LovingDay: 50 Years After The Loving Verdict, A Photo Essay Looks Back On Their Love
Remembering the couple who brought down anti-miscegenation laws in 16 U.S. states.

Monday, June 12, marks the 50th anniversary of the landmark United States Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia, which quashed anti-miscegenation laws in 16 states around the nation, ushering restrictions against interracial marriage to the wrong side of history.

The date is now remembered as Loving Day in honor of Richard and Mildred Loving, the couple who defied the state’s ability to dictate the terms of their love based on their skin color. Mildred, who was of African American and Native American descent, and Richard, who was white, wed in 1958 in Washington D.C., because interracial marriage was illegal in their native rural Virginia, as well as 15 other Southern U.S. states.

When the Lovings returned to Virginia, however, local police raided their home one early morning after being tipped off by another resident. They declared the Lovings’ marriage license invalid within the scope of the state, placing the couple under arrest.

The Lovings pled guilty to “cohabiting as man and wife, against the peace and dignity of the Commonwealth,” and were sentenced to one year in prison. A judge later agreed to suspend the sentence if Mildred and Richard left Virginia and did not return for 25 years.

The couple relocated to Washington, D.C., but they did not end their story there. In 1964, attorneys from the ACLU filed a motion on behalf of the Lovings, requesting the charges and sentences against the Lovings be dropped. The Lovings appealed the local ruling all the way to the Supreme Court, where their sentence was unanimously overturned in 1967.

“Under our Constitution,” Chief Justice Earl Warren said in his decision, “the freedom to marry, or not marry, a person of another race resides with the individual and cannot be infringed by the State.”

Two years before this verdict, in the spring of 1965, Life magazine photojournalist Grey Villet spent time with the Lovings, as well as their family and friends, documenting the lives of a couple whose love had transcended the everyday to become the stuff of legends.

Villet’s photo essay, titled “The Lovings: An Intimate Portrait,” captures Mildred and Richard when word of their civil rights battle was spreading throughout the country and the fate of their relationship remained unknown. Through black-and-white images, the photographer captures the subtle glances, spurts of laughter and moments of quiet determination that, together, comprise a love story whose power echoes today.

We commemorate the Lovings’ bravery and tenacity in the face of prejudice and the systems of white supremacy. Villet’s photos help us remember the Lovings not just for what they represented, but who they were. The simple moments of connection, support and companionship that provided the strength to change the world.

The Lovings: An Intimate Portrait is available on Amazon.

It’s Always Sunny asks

Frank- What’s your biggest regret?

Denis- How do you want to be remembered?

Dee- How bird like are your features?

Charlie- What is your strangest habit?

Mac- What is the most dangerous thing you’ve ever done?

Waitress - How does it feel to be photographed?

Artemis - How often do you kink shame?

Maureen Ponderosa - Was middle school your peak?

The McPoyles’- Who do you dispose your garbage on?

Schmitty - What is your legacy?

Fatty Magoo - How would you describe yourself in 6 words?

Mac’s Mom - Do you smoke purely because you want to die?

Charlie’s Mom- Do you break the law just to feel something?

Country Mac- Are you the gay cousin?

The Nightman Cometh - describe any play you were in as a child as if it were an adult fetish production

Charlie Work - Do you  exist or do you live?

Dennis and Dee go on Welfare- What’s the worst thing you’ve ever done for money?

Hundred Dollar Baby- What’s the worst thing you’ve ever cheated on to win?

Who Pooped the Bed - When was the last time you defecated in your bed either on accident or on purpose?

The World Series defense- Have you ever acquired tickets to something illegal? 

Mac Fights Gay Marriage- Are you dangerously stubborn? 

The Gang Goes to Jersey Shore - Looking back, was your childhood a disaster?

Frank Reynolds’ Little Beauties- Do you think child beauty pageants promote pedophilia?

Chardee Macdennis: Game of Games- What’s the worst thing you’re ever done on a dare?

High School reunion Pt. 1- What was the worst phase in your life?

High School reunion Pt. 2- What was the best phase in your life?

The Gang gets Analyzed- What’s the most upsetting true thing that has ever been said about you?

Reynolds vs Reynolds- The Cereal Defense: What do scientists really spend there time doing and can we trust them?

The Gang Broke Dee- When did you last cry in front of another person?

The Gang Saves the Day - How do you want to die?

The Gang Group Dates- Describe the worst date you’ve ever been on

The Gang Goes on Family Fight- Are you the kind of friend that you would want to have as a friend?

The D.E.N.N.I.S. System - If you could abolish one piece of modern technology, what would it be and why?

Flowers for Charlie - What’s the lowest test score you’ve ever gotten?

The Gang Dances Their Asses Off-  When have you felt your biggest adrenaline rush?

The Gang Gets Held Hostage - Whose death would you find most disturbing?

The Gang Gets Quarantined - How tempted are you to drink bleach?

 Frank’s Pretty Woman- What’s the most embarrassing thing you’ve masturbated to?

 Dennis and Dee Get a New Dad  - What are some of the morals you live by?

 The Gang Squashes Their Beefs - How many people do you have blocked?

Ass Kickers United: Mac and Charlie Join a Cult-  describe a cult you would create

Ok but.

can you please not tell me what sort of representation I, a queer person, should be grateful for??? Can you stop telling me that tropes and stereotypes and, frankly, flat characters are revolutionary when they’re not?

stop. please. i like talking about my gay ships as much as the next person but I would never for a second claim they have any sort of revolutionary quality because they do not.

you want to talk to me about good, healthy queer representation? go find something written by a queer person for queer people, and do not tell me it’s not out there. it is. the fact that you have not seen it is so incredibly telling.

i’m sorry if this offends you but I am just so, so sick of being told that I need to recognize and be satisfied with underwhelming content because it’s the only content that has representation for people like me in it. Thats bullshit. if you want to enjoy a fun, cute anime and ship the two mains together, even say they’re canon, great. but don’t claim it’s changing the way Japan or the world looks at queer relationships, because it’s not.

gay men have been fetishized in Japan for a very long time. a canon gay couple full of tropes, no explicit confirmation (pls don’t act like the proposal was actually a proposal like yes it’s cute yes it’s something to buzz about but it’s BEEN DONE and it could have been done better, so could that kiss), and completely ignores real LGBTQ+ problems is changing nothing. If anything, it’s perpetuating yaoi culture, whether you want to label it that or not.

these boys are from Japan and Russia, countries where gay marriage is illegal. they’re living in russia. have you considered what it means to completely erase the problems that they would actually face as a gay couple? it’s not normalizing anything besides the fact that gay people are cute when it’s convenient and they can be sold, not when they’re struggling and suffering and demanding equal treatment. my healthy, queer relationship does not look like this. i am a person, my girlfriend is a person, we are not an ideal.

but we got an ambiguous kiss scene, so I should be completely satisfied, right? I’m being represented now, right?

I liked the anime. I enjoyed it a lot!! I’m just frustrated.

sincerely, a queer girl who actually tries very hard to write legitimate queer representation and faces backlash for it because that’s what actual queer authors face a lot of the time and then straight people come around and suddenly it becomes Revolutionary. with love.

More than any nominee for attorney general in modern American history, Sessions would be an unapologetic defender of the old Confederacy and has refused to criticize policies that stem directly from Jim Crow. For example, Alabama’s 1901 Constitution still includes language authorizing a poll tax and segregated schools. Referendums to remove such language—which Sessions failed to support—were defeated by voters in 2004 and 2012. Interracial marriage was illegal in the state until 2000. When Sessions was state attorney general, there were still officially segregated proms in the state.
—   Jeff Sessions Could Return Criminal Justice to the Jim Crow Era
On Every World

Title: On Every World
Fandom: Avengers Assemble
Pairing: Steve Rogers/Tony Stark
Rating: PG-13
Words: ~2200
Summary: Steve and Tony made their marriage official galactically.

“Here,” Peter said, and took the strange, long feathers out of Tony’s hands. The man tucked the feathers around Tony’s head, above and behind his ears, turning the black mass into a sensation of color. He bit his lip.

“And why, exactly, is this a thing here?”

“This planet is nothing but cliffs and ragged buttes that fall at least a mile or two down. Birds are considered most holy, able to travel freely between any crags. In marriage, you breach the gap that is just you and arrive in a new place, where there are two instead of one.”

“Oh.” Tony smiled softly. “That’s nice, actually.”

He could hear Peter rolling his eyes. “You are so far down the rabbit hole.”

Tony grinned outright. “You’re just jealous.”

“Not hardly.” Peter seemed to have finished with the feathers, because he finally pulled away from the back of his head and moved over to the table. Tony feared so much as moving his head, even though he knew the bottoms of the feathers had a strange sticky substance from the planet that would dissolve nicely, Peter assured him, in warm water. (Cold water, apparently, would turn the substance into something worse than glue.) “Get up. This one’s about clothes.”

Tony raised a brow and stood, stripping off his pants as he did. Peter glanced down, grinned, and looked away. “Aren’t you supposed to be married?”

“Apparently it’s not official here yet,” he said, and smirked. “But I am happily engaged, so I will thank you to look but not touch.”

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anonymous asked:

So since he has a history of mental health issues or w.e ur going to completely ignore his actions? That doesn't make up for it and the media has done nothing but report on the events. They're giving updates because that kinda what news people do. It's not a big deal. Breaking the law is. And it's crazy to me that every one pretty much dropped that law breaking because oppa is sick :(

LMAO omg this is the saddest thing I’ve read. you clearly are unaware of what these scandals mean to someone’s career

your comment about it being illegal to me is hilarious because you think because it’s illegal it makes it immoral and wrong because the law is right yikesssssss

it’s illegal for girls to go to school in some parts of the world, its illegal to have an abortion in others, interracial marriage was illegal, same sex marriage is illegal in many parts of the world, and so are many other things. so don’t pull the legal card when that has literally 0 to do with anything

it’s really sad how you’re coming at me saying it’s wrong for me to have my own views and trying to push yours onto me lmao yikes there is so much behind this story, from so many different sides and you just sound ridiculous

anyway, message me again and I’m blocking you because I don’t give a shit about what you think. if you want to keep having your stance on the subject, great I couldn’t care less. don’t involve me in it because wow
Reasons Why Gay Marriage Is WRONG

1. It’s not natural. if you’re a true american you must reject everything unnatural like glasses, polyester and even air conditioning.

2. it’ll encourage other people to be gay, because when I hang out with black people my skin turns black.

3. It would open the door to anyone and anything getting married, like if you wanted to you could get married to your dog bc it has the same rights as humans and can even sign a binding contract.

4. We haven’t changed traditionally marriage before so why start now? Women are still property, blacks and whites can’t get married and divorce is still illegal.

5. Straight marriage would become less meaningful. bc the sanctity of Kim Kardashian’s 72 hour marriage with Kris Humphries would lose it’s validity.

6. The reason of marriage is to have children. Old marriages and infertile marriages - they don’t need to happen bc they can’t have kids

7. Gay couples would raise gay children. Straight parents only raise straight children.

8. Gay Marriage isn’t supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours we impose one religion on everyone else so we can have the same views. That’s why we only have one religion in America.

9. Children will only succeed if they have a male and female figure at home. That’s the reason why we ban single parent homes.

10. It would change the foundation of society. We can’t adapt new social norms like cars, the economy, longer life spans. Why would we want to change and evolve?

im absolutely fucking disgusted the tories are probably about to go into a coalition with the DUP who are:
-anti-abortion (illegal in NI still!!)
-anti-LGBT (same-sex marriage still illegal in NI!!)
-climate change deniers (previous NI environment minister)

like how the hell can Theresa May call Labour/Lib Dems/SNP the ‘coalition of chaos’ when she wants to let these people help run the country?? this is literally the polar opposite of what the UK stands for?? how the hell is anyone going to be okay with living in a country where the government pander to this party??

additionally-I just watched Theresa May’s lovely speech. she said she is going to build a country in which ‘no community is left behind’. what a fucking joke you can’t call a super homophobic, misogynistic party 'friends and allies’ and claim you stand up for everyone