Month: July 2014

How Would You Feel If You Found Out Your Marriage Was Over Via Facebook?

“Imagine driving through Starbucks to get your coffee while you’re running errands for the day and sitting in line behind a mini-van with cartoon pictures of a five member family, and while reading your newsfeed on Facebook you find out you are no longer married.”

Peter Monn

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Several hours ago, I was scrolling through Facebook when I saw that one of my friends had posted “Governor Pence is a piece of shit.”  I didn’t even need to read the rest; I already knew what had happened.  Several weeks ago, a judge in southern Indiana struck down the ban on gay marriage in Indiana, calling it unconstitutional.  Within the next three days, several hundreds of gay and lesbian couples rushed to the courthouse and got married.  Immediately, the attorney general’s office issued an appeal.  Today, Governor Pence released an order regarding these same-sex marriages stating that the ban “is in full force and effect and executive branch agencies are to execute their functions as though the U.S. District Court Order of June 25 had not been issued.”  Meaning, my marriage, and several hundred others, are null and void.

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