My partner and I just celebrated 17 years together last Sunday. We did this by going out to a fancy brunch, watching football and doing laundry…it’s what you do when you’ve been together that long.
While enjoying a nice smoked duck hash, crunchy falafel and mimosa the conversation turned to Obamacare and what that will mean to our household budget and whether or not I get to keep Netflix…
In other words, the conversation turned serious.
After watching the Eagles play high school ball against the Broncos she was fired up and mentioned Federal benefits or lack thereof. “Why won’t Pennsylvania pass a gay marriage law,” she asked. “Because the state consists Philly and Pittsburgh with Kentucky in between,” I answered. I could tell she was getting heated up because her team was loosing and our state is behind in moral evolution and so the next statement came as no surprise…
MB:”We should get married.”
Hostess:”Where? I don’t want to get married in PTown or some other gay capital of the universe…I want to get married in my state…my community.”
MB:”We need to do something to help our household budget. How about cancelling Netflix.”
Hostess:”Can I keep Netflix if we get married in New Jersey? That’s close enough.”
So there it is, folks. None of my friends actually read my blog (maybe one, Becky…) so this will be a big surprise if it happens, but I really do like Netflix and it looks like we might try and think about what marriage would look like. In the meantime there are some people who are trying their best to help me keep Netflix. You can go here to sign a petition to get Marriage Equality for Pennsylvania: http://www.me4pa.org/petitions