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The Mariners will be the first team to fly a Gay Pride Flag at a game this Sunday

It’s the time of the year when many cities hold their Pride parade and festivals, and Seattle’s honorary Pride parade is going on this Sunday. In honor of it the Seattle Mariners are going to raise the Pride Flag. They’ll be the first-ever baseball team to do so at a game. From Seattle Out & Proud:

While the Mariners play against the Chicago Cubs on Sunday June 30, Safeco Field will fly the rainbow Pride flag, making Major League Baseball history as the first MLB Team to publicly fly the Pride flag at a game … Rebecca Hale, Director of Public Information for the Mariners told Seattle Out & Proud this morning, “We’re a part of this community. Our fans are a reflection of our community. We thought this was an appropriate gesture on a day that is very meaningful to the LGBT community.”

This comes on the same day when, in case you hadn’t noticed, the Supreme Court issued a couple of big decisions today about gay marriage, so there is double the reason to celebrate.

If you care, my legal take on the opinions: the Defense of Marriage Act case seemed like a no-brainer Equal Protection case which the majority got right, even if it did shy away from the formalized strict-scrutiny analysis we have come to expect in Equal Protection cases. The law’s stated basis was essentially that homosexuality is wrong and icky and those people shouldn’t be able to do what other people can do. You have to make a much greater showing than that to treat one group of people differently than others under the law, and obviously no one ever bothered with that with DOMA.

The Prop 8 case from California had way weirder legal reasoning. Reasoning to do with standing that I think was erroneous and was picked up by the Court in an effort to skirt the issue of making a sweeping federal ruling about gay marriage. I feel like if they said there was standing and took it on that the Defense of Marriage Act majority may well have come to a pro-gay marriage ruling there too, but it didn’t happen. This means a good outcome but for odd legal reasons, which always makes me uncomfortable.

But yes: good outcomes. What my ex-wife and I did to marriage was way worse than anything gay people will do to it, and if they let us get married everyone should be allowed to.

But in all seriousness: People should be able to marry who they love. And I’m happy that today that is attainable for many more people than it was yesterday.

by Anonymousreply 1607/01/2013

Very cool.

by Anonymousreply 106/26/2013

Of course, Seattle.

by Anonymousreply 206/26/2013

This day just keeps bringing a tear to my eyes.

by Anonymousreply 306/26/2013

This is really great. I usually don't follow football, but I can become a Mariners fan for this.

by Anonymousreply 406/26/2013

Ha, Ha, R4

by Anonymousreply 506/26/2013

I love Seattle and the jock-hippy culture that's so unlike most other places. OP, please post a pic Sunday...I bet many more will do the same next year.

by Anonymousreply 606/26/2013

I wish I could go...I wish June would never end!

by Anonymousreply 706/27/2013

The sisters would love to be in the locker room after the game!

by Anonymousreply 806/27/2013

This is a normal June day in Seattle. The Space Needle will be rainbowed, gays will freely walk hand in hand, and no one will be able to discern the straight women from the lesbians. Let's fire up the bong.

by Anonymousreply 906/27/2013

How is this related to Anthony Recker's ass?

by Anonymousreply 1006/27/2013

W-E-R-Q

by Anonymousreply 1106/27/2013

[quote] OP, please post a pic Sunday...I bet many more will do the same next year.

I just posted the article..I don't live in Seattle

by Anonymousreply 1206/27/2013

Seattle straight women look like lesbos?

by Anonymousreply 1306/27/2013

Seattle lesbians look like straight women, but Seattle lesbians have more kids and dogs. Fact.

by Anonymousreply 1406/27/2013

OP,

Thanks.

by Anonymousreply 1506/27/2013

There are probably better pics somewhere, but this was the best I could find.

The Cubbies nearly blew a 7-1 lead, but they held on to win the game 7-6.

by Anonymousreply 1607/01/2013
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