"Rosie the Riveter" is a cultural icon representing the American woman working during WWII. She symbolizes the strong, independent woman of that time. -- Now, more than 70 years later, the symbol stands as strong as she. I am proud to be a woman and am grateful for other brave women before me that endured the struggle of sexism and paved the equal path to our society today.

These are the confessions, lessons learned and experiences from my life. A single, independent, strong, young professional woman living in a busy Downtown city in Northern California.

Embracing my domesticity while enjoying the freedom of being perfectly lonely.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013


I feel compelled to talk about this in light of the two cases being heard this week in Washington, D.C. at the Supreme Court. Yesterday, March 26 the Supreme Court heard arguments over the constitutionality of California's ban on same-sex marriage and today, March 27, the Supreme Court will focus on a challenge to the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

I could go into an amazingly long rant about this...but I won't...okay, kind of...I'll try and keep it short.  

My reasoning for accepting any and all types of love. 

1. Unalienable Human Rights. You remember that one piece of paper that talks about all men being created equally? What was it again? Oh ya, the Declaration of Independence. You know, that piece of paper our country was founded on after fighting in a war to separate from our original oppressors? Just a little history lesson/refresher..."all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness..." So unless you believe that gays, lesbians and transgender people aren't human-beings, then I understand how you would think they don't deserve those rights just like the rest of us. But fortunately, they are human-beings & they deserve every single right just like any other human-being. 

2. Mind your own damn business! If someone is gay, how the hell does that negatively affect me? Simple, it doesn't. Why would some one's happiness makes me feel uncomfortable? If anything, I am a little jealous that they found someone to make them happy.  


3. Separation of Church & State. Bible lovers? Fine. I grew up extremely Mormon. I still love the Gospel but don't agree with a few fundamental beliefs. Like their view on homosexuals, obviously. So to you Bible lovers, I say this:

 *History Lesson #2: In the Establishment Clause in the first several pronouncements in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution it proclaims that the government has no place in church & visa-versa. 

*God taught not to judge. That ONLY HE has the right to judge. Not you. So technically if you are judging, you are breaking one of God's proclamations. Who is in the wrong now?

3. Adoption. "But the reason of sex & marriage is to procreate and homosexuals can't naturally procreate!" - There are so many unfortunate children that need loving homes & amazing homosexual couples that want children to love. Did you ever think that God intended homosexual couples to fulfill his wish by adopting those children that need families to love them? It makes perfect sense to me.

4. Being gay IS NOT a choice. Lady Gaga said it best, they were born this way. When did you choose to be straight? Oh you didn't? You were born that way. If you believe that being gay is a choice...why don't you try it out for a while.  Be sure to let me know how that goes for you.

5. Learn from our mistakes. Remember the civil rights era when it was unlawful for a biracial couple to get married. Or how about when women weren't allowed to vote? Times change. You don't say "oh I'm going to a biracial wedding this weekend". I believe that in 20 years, people are going to look back on this time of gay marriage debate and feel like absolute idiots for even discussing it. Normal changes. Accept it and evolve.

6. You can't help who you fall in love with BUT you can definitely choose to be an asshole. You don't choose love. Love chooses you.

7. What about the children? So you may have to (& should) go out of your way to teach your children what gay means. Educate them at an early age what love is. You aren't going to teach them TO BE gay. Instead, you will teach them that the world is colorful; different is not wrong.

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8. Marriage is sacred. Straight people haven't quite figured out how to keep that sacred bond. Just think of Britney Spear's 55 hour marriage (still love you B), Dennis Rodman & Carmen Electra's 9 day marriage or Kim Kardashian's 72 day marriage. We legally allow them to get married and socially accept their nonsense...but we won't let a gay couple that have been together for decades get married? WTF?

9. Gay weddings would be fabulous. No ifs, ands, or buts about it. It would also bring your state revenue from marriage licenses. Gay marriage actually helps the economy!

10. Gay divorce would be fierce. That is definitely a Jerry Springer/Judge Judy show waiting to happen that I would TiVo religiously. Also bringing more revenue to the economy!

11. Rainbows. Okay, this one is just for me because I am obsessed with rainbows.

So stop drinking the haterade. 

If any two people are stupid enough love each other enough to get married, who are we to say that can't express that love and commitment like any couple.

Open your hearts. Open your minds. 

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