Friday, November 24, 2017

Tweet Of The Day

Daily Dance

From Apple, who wants to remind you to "move someone" this holiday season.

Featuring out singer/songwriter Sam Smith's "Palace."

I wish they'd listed the choreographer - beautiful, atmospheric, romantical, creative :)

Watch below.

Holiday Instahunk Round-Up

Matthew Camp via Instagram

Some woofy eye-candy for your holiday weekend. The above pic is probably the most tame snap you'll ever see of Matthew Camp.

And I had to include this post from Randy Report favorite Alex Abramov with his hunky other half:

Alex's other half, Brett, had a different view of the situation:

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Chile To Begin Debate On Marriage Equality

This coming Monday, November 27, Chile's government will begin debate on whether to change existing marriage laws to include same-sex couples.

On August 28 President Michelle Bachelet introduced legislation that would define marriage as ‘a solemn contract by which two people, of the same or different sex, unite themselves, and for life, in order to live together, to procreate and to help each other.’

Chile's Senate Constitution Committee has called on LGBT advocacy groups to step up and make their case for marriage equality.

Since 2015, Chile has extended limited legal recognition of same-sex couples via civil unions.

Bachelet also supports legislation that would allow transgender Chileans to legally change their names without requiring sex reassignment surgery, as well as efforts to strengthen hate crime and anti-discrimination law against the LGBTQ community.

But time is of the essence as Bachelet will step down in March 2018, and one of the two leading candidates to replace Bachelet does not support marriage rights for same-sex couples.

Currently, only Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Uruguay have legalized same-sex marriage in South America.


Trump Tweets: I'll Play Golf (Quickly) Before Getting To Work Today

Donald Trump

It looks like Donald Trump is getting a bit defensive about the inordinate amount of golf he plays.

In an early morning tweet today, the Donald wrote,"After Turkey call I will be heading over to Trump National Golf Club, Jupiter, to play golf (quickly) with Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson. Then back to Mar-a-Lago for talks on bringing even more jobs and companies back to the USA!"

Today is the third day in row that Trump has spent on the golf course and his 101st at a Trump property since taking office.

You'll note that Trump also gets a mention in for his golf club there.

As I've said many times before, I have no problem with a president playing golf.

But Trump was extremely critical of Barack Obama for playing golf during his administration. He also made a point to say there would "be no time for golf" during his time in the White House as he would be so busy fixing the country.

All of that makes him fair game to note his current golf activities.

Here's just a handful of examples of Trump's critical golf tweets:

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Romanian Same-Sex Marriage Case Could Affect Several European Union Countries

Within the European Union, 13 countries currently recognize same-sex marriage, 9 additional nations offer civil unions or a similar legal status but 6 countries have no legal recognition of same-sex couples.

That could change soon as the European Union's highest court is looking at a case brought by a Romanian man's desire to live in his home country with his husband of 7 years.

One of the fundamental principles of the EU is to provide the citizens of the bloc’s member states and their family members the right to move and freely reside across the region, subject to certain conditions.

But when Adrian Coman and his American husband, Claibourn Robert Hamilton, sought to move to Coman's home country of Romania, the authorities there refused to recognize their relationship in regards to legal residency for Hamilton.

Should the court rule in their favor, it could effectively force Romania and the other five non-marriage-equality nations residency and working rights as long as one member of the couple is a citizen of a European Union country.

In a country of 20 million Romanians, 3 million signed a 2016 petition calling for the constitutional definition of marriage to be defined as between "one man, one woman." A referendum on the issue could be held as soon as next year.

So this decision by the high court will be especially timely.

Stay tuned.