September 3, 2009

Ben & Jerry, Hubby & Hubby




I am a big fan of gay marriage, and here are three reasons why:

1) Simply put, equal access to marriage is the right thing to do in terms of all people being equal.

2) Same-sex marriage has been legal in most of Canada since 2003 and nationally since 2005 and hey, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, the world has not spun off its axis and burst into flames, look at that!

3) And oh yeah I'm gay and may want to get married some day (say "Tiffany rings...").

And yes I am still shocked that California of all places has repealed marriage equality with proposition 8 (aka proposition hate).

But while California takes a step back in time away from civil liberties, Vermont is stepping forward and legalizing gay marriage, the fourth state to do so after Iowa, Massachusetts, and Connecticut (New Hampshire takes effect January 1st). This is definitely cause for celebration. And why celebrate with a parade when you can celebrate with ice cream, fudge and peanut butter?

Ice cream company Ben & Jerry’s, known for its support of liberal causes, has created a temporary version of its Chubby Hubby ice cream, renamed “Hubby Hubby,” to celebrate Vermont’s legalization of same-sex marriage.

The down side? We can't buy it here. Hubby Hubby will be available for thirty days and only in Vermont, where Ben & Jerry’s is based. If you live in Vermont, or visit, you’re invited to celebrate the pride-filled occasion with a fabulous union of Peanut Butter Cookie Dough ice cream, fudge and pretzels

Good politics and good ice cream... mmm....




2 comments:

libu said...

well I hope I can still find chubby hubby in my store...thats one of my fav icecreams

Dazza said...

Brilliant. Wouldn't have known this little nugget of information without your blog!

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