New  »   Sunshine Jen  ·  Robot Journal  ·  Post-Modern Drunkard  ·  Poop Beetle  ·  Gator Country
Welcome to Ontario have a pluralistic day
I have good news and I have bad news from the city of bike thieves and generous souls.

Ontario has finally made same sex marriage legal. It is hard to know how to react.
You start saying: "How progressive of us!" Then you stop and say: "Woah. Until today, I have been living in a place where the government actively suppressed same sex marriages."

That said, this decision comes in the same month as Canadian courts ruled it is no longer criminal to possess small amounts of marijuana.

I feel a sneaking optimism that the government might one day reflect our society. That is the good news.

But then my mother calls, all upset. She is a kickass real estate agent who works so hard you might mistake it for self-punishment.

One of her clients, with whom she had invested hours upon hours of time and hundreds of dollars of long distance phone bills has listed his house with another agent. Why? Because he thinks it would be a bad idea to have a Jewish name on a real estate sign in waspy Rosedale.

«« past   |   future »»

6.10.2003
«« past   |   future »»


Previous Posts
What's a Nice Jewish Girl Doing With a Tree Like This?
How To Celebrate Mother's Day When You've Lost Your Mom
Cassette Players Were A Pain, But There Was Nothing More Romantic Than A Mixtape
The Joys of Raising Your Kid Downtown
The Virtues of the Yoga Date
I Loved Your Wedding But Please Stop Telling Us to Get Married

comments[5]
all comments

post #499
bio: adina
perma-link
6/10/2003
12:36

archives
first post
that week




Share This



Category List
bun in the oven
February Smackdown
gastro-intentional
India
me likey
monkey cake
narcisimo
news
open letters
politico

My Links
twitter
Prashant's blog
Gabriel on Flickr
my flickr account
boingboing
»More...