How’s married life going? JB: It’s going really well! Scott and I have been together now for 17 years. The difference is, and I say this because I know everyone out there is an advocate for civil partnerships or marriage or whatever you want to call it in this country, all of a sudden Scott comes over here and we don’t have the same legal rights as we do in the UK. And while I’m fortunate enough to have an American passport and my dual nationality, he’s not recognized as my partner, and so he doesn’t have the same benefits that I do over here, which I think is absolutely ridiculous.
When we go through customs, purposely we go though together, I take him with me in my line. They say he should be in the other line, and I say, “No, he’s my partner.” And when they say, “What do you mean, partner?” I never call him this, but I say, “He’s my husband,” just to stir them up a little bit, because I just like to see their reaction. And they actually say to us, “We don’t recognize that in this country.” And it angers me.
AE: The whole bi-national couple issue is getting a lot more attention lately. JB: Sure! Loads of my friends who are Americans have partners who are from Europe somewhere. Not even just that – it’s a problem for people here, two Americans who are wanting to settle down and to have a marriage and to solidify what they have. We should be able to, so I hope it changes quite soon. The really nice thing is that there’s a whole generation out there that’s coming up, and it’s my nephew and niece’s age, and they really don’t give a shit. And they’re the ones – we’re pushing for the change, and I don’t want to sound like an old fogey, but they’re the ones who are probably gonna make that change. I think there was a poll the other day that said 57% of people don’t mind if two men or two women have a marriage or have that status, so things are changing. I say we take the marriage word out of it.
I’m proud to represent the gay-lesbian-bisexual-transgender community, and I will always do that, no matter what. Anyone who doesn’t have a voice will always have a voice through me.
Like, really, kiss your boyfriend or girlfriend in the private of your own home and stop trying to force your sexuality on me. If you want to hold your boyfriend or girlfriend’s hand, please do it where people can’t see you. I’m so sick of this.
So Australia can follow the US blindly into war, and our politicians pretty much kiss the shoes of any current US president, but our Prime Minister refuses to even consider gay marriage, even after New York legalises it, the largest state in America to do so?
She is afraid that if she legalises it, her secretly gay hairdresser boyfriend will dump her and marry his secret lover.
John:Danggit! Katherine and I this friendly competition about who is going to spot cows first and she's up like 888 million to one. I think we should quit writing and ecogeek and do this full-time. Buy a mini-van, travel around the country, meet nerdfighters, spew carbon...Danggit! Where? Ohh cows!
Katherine:(Laughing) In the distance.
John:They're like three miles away. Nerdfighters make me believe in America again. Why don't you close out the vlog Hank?
Hank:Hank, I'll see you tomorrow. P.S. There's a Tour de Nerdfighting Twitter stream which we will be constantly be broadcasting updates from the road. I have this extraordinarily exciting device here which allows me to be on the internet, even when I am in a mini-van.
John:Dammit cows! I am so bad at cows!
Hank:John and I will be broadcasting all the nerdfighter gathering on Blog TV. There's a link in the side bar for both the Twitter and the Blog TV.
John:Oh horses...it's not cows. I thought I had it but it was horses.
Don't worry lovely even if you are as clueless as Blaine you both got there in the end :)
I know how dare she!! Even if it is easier to spell. Love you both though <3 I should say it more often but I was busy Blaine creys
EXACTLY! And you know, once we get there it’s FULL ON ROMANCE AND CHARM-CITY from there on out, so y’know…brace yourself.
That is very true, I will actually be able to spell this one instead of just searching my dash for a link xD
I love YOU both. I think a cuddle fest is in order *sidles up beside you; cuddles tightly;…clings*