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photoblog image Shouting from the Rooftops

Shouting from the Rooftops

 

...after the landmark DOMA decision in America last Wednesday.

That's what my post is about today at Vision and Verb.


(seen in Passau, Germany)



Shouting from the Rooftops

 

...after the landmark DOMA decision in America last Wednesday.

That's what my post is about today at Vision and Verb.


(seen in Passau, Germany)



comments (37)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 1 Jul 2013, 01:20
A battle won, but the war is not yet finished, Ginnie...however, progress deserves to be celebrated.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Ray, just one battle won but a big one for Astrid and me because of our binational status. I can now sponsor Astrid for a green card simply by virtue of our legal Dutch marriage. But, as my post says, I am now married in America but not in Michigan (family) of Georgia (kids). How is that possible????
I love the "wallpaper" your image is printed on! Celebration is, indeed, in order! Can't wait to read your V&V post Monday!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Elizabeth. It's a pretty big deal for Astrid and me, especially since it affects immigration law!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 1 Jul 2013, 06:54
No wonder you're feeling so upbeat, and I am sure Mom supports you on this, too (I have just read your V & V).
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Lisl. We'd love it if you'd leave a comment at V&V....since you read it?!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 1 Jul 2013, 07:01
A great picture to celebrate.
Now we can live in the USA and to me, a green card is given, by the fact we are married.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, MLMA. That's a HUGE first step for us!!!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 1 Jul 2013, 07:17
I can understand you are feeling that DOMA decision in America to be like a miracle for you both and many other people -if there were not the different laws in the states...All over the world the theme homosexual marriages is now dicussed.
I liked reading your V&V, esp. your last sentences about your dear mother- yes, my mother is also always in my mind and my heart! And I like your photo - the building on the roofs looks like Noah's Ark, and this means rescue and survival!
Does Astrid want to immigrate to the USA? Oh, Nederland is zo mooi!
Ginnie Hart: Oh, how we'd love it if you'd leave a comment at V&V, Philine. You are such a wise woman and we love to hear what you have to say!

But as to if Astrid (or I, for that matter!) wants to immigrate to the USA...only if we need/want to. We LOVE staying in the Netherlands! But it's still important to have the option to move, if necessary! Before last Wednesday we did NOT have the option.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Jul 2013, 07:44
Now how the heck did they build that up - and why? Well, seen, though. The US State laws have always baffled me but perhaps it's similar to the United Stares of Europe?
Ginnie Hart: Both are baffling to me, Alan...this "house" and the state laws! Hopefully they're get it all figured out soon!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 1 Jul 2013, 08:16
Yes I thought of you Ginnie, I'm sure you knew I would
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Chris, and THANK YOU!
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 1 Jul 2013, 09:14
Such a perfect image to illustrate you point. It somehow looks like a little house stacked upon another. Great find!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Marcie. One rooftop on top of another! smile
Great photo Ginnie. Laws are so archaic and need to be bought up to date. The world of law is too small and petty it needs to encompass life and love.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Pauline....and thank you for your wise words!
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk ... where the sun rises first in Britain
  • 1 Jul 2013, 09:35
Thank goodness there are some balanced thinkers in America
Ginnie Hart: I totally agree, Richard. Now if only the rest of the dominoes can fall!
"Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair!", the Princess shouted. He he... Your preferred version He he... wink

Aww... happily ever after just like a fairytale. He he... smile
Ginnie Hart: But still miles to go before we sleep, LC! smile
  • Helys
  • France
  • 1 Jul 2013, 09:42
Great angle, details of architecture
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Helys.
And so you should - shout from the rooftops, Ginnie. It is about time!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Mary. I agree, heartily! :
I'm happy for you both,Ginnie,shout it loud.
Ginnie Hart: Thant's very kind of you, Frank. Thank you.
Well protected from lightening strikes (perhaps a bit obtuse ).
Ginnie Hart: Let's hope so, Martin, literally and figuratively! smile
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 1 Jul 2013, 12:34
Love the picture and applaud the passing of the DOMA decision
Ginnie Hart: Thank you and thank you, Aussie!!
  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 1 Jul 2013, 12:44
Is the background the Court's ruling? smile Love it, and what it represents!
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Ruth. I like that thought. Thanks. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 1 Jul 2013, 13:18
Starting on 28 June URV posted some pictures from where the decision was taken. http://urv.shutterchance.com/image/2013/06/28/waiting-for-the-doma-verdict/ and the days following. I had to read up, what DOMA is all about. Yes, shout it from the rooftops.
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Louis...Astrid showed me Urv's images yesterday and just now I have commented on them. Thank you for standing in the wings with us!
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 1 Jul 2013, 13:44
A house with a view
Ginnie Hart: Indeed, Adrian. smile
I don't doubt you are shouting from the rooftops Ginnie, and reading the comments and your replies it is at least one more big step down the path Astrid and yourself wish to take it seems.
Ginnie Hart: It's not that we're planning to move back to America, Brian. We just want to know we have the option, in case it's necessary for whatever reason. Thanks.
Yes I know what this means to you Ginnie and I am delighted for you both
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Bill. I know you're in our grandstands and that definitely means the world to us!
Excellent image to highlight your happiness!

It's truly heartening to see the U.S. move in the right direction, Ginnie. Hopefully, those States that have not will do so, sooner rather than later. This decision should be universal.

We rejoice with you & Astrid over this long-awaited victory.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you for standing with us, dear Beverly. What would we do without a "cloud of witnesses" like y'all!
maison à étages smile)
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Keyouest. Merci.
YEAH!! You know how I feel!!
Ginnie Hart: I sure do, Robin! Thank you.
Looks like they're broadcasting,with you Ginne! A fine image, I do like the background too smile
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Martin. To be honest, I still haven't figured out what that little house is! HA!
A great and important decision Ginnie! Lovely image.
Ginnie Hart: It sure is important for us as a binational couple, Richard! Merci.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 1 Jul 2013, 19:36
A very nice image to go with the good news smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Cherry. It did seem to fit what I was feeling. smile
From the rooftops indeed...
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Larry. smile
How unusual Ginnie a really interesting shot.
Ginnie Hart: I still haven't figured this one out, Sally. HA!
One of the things I am interested in photographing, Architecture, but have yet to try...love this photo and a day for celebration for sure...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Robbyne. Architecture is one of my loves, so I seem to gravitate towards it...or it towards me! smile
A wonderful image with which to celebrate.

Maybe some day we will get to the point when we can drop the "same-sex" part and just say marriage. Two people marry; their sexes should not enter into the sentence.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Michael, and I SOOOOOO agree with your wonderful comment!
  • jpla
  • anjou
  • 2 Jul 2013, 07:45
Bien vu ! Bonne journée
JP
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, JP. Merci.
appropriate title and shot. yes i agree with the difference between having and not having the option. certainly things should be only getting better from this stage?
Ginnie Hart: Thnaks for your support, Ayush. Let's hope things only get better going forward!
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Jul 2013, 09:40
Great news, hope things move on so that all the likes of the Georgia, Michigan insanity gets sorted out
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Anne! Thank you!!!
Wow. What an extraordinary sight Ginnie. Great shot
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Janet. It sure got my attention.
Wonderful photosmile Greetings
Ginnie Hart: Many kind thanks, Zielona.
  • Luiza
  • Germany
  • 3 Jul 2013, 09:17
Nice! One i also went to Passau. Nice City, loved it♥
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Luiza. It's a great city. smile

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