Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for September 06, 2023

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    BE THIS GUY  9 months ago

    I would think Mark’s father would be happy to give him away.

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    salakfarm Premium Member 9 months ago

    Fast forward 24 years from 1999…

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    Jacob Mattingly   9 months ago

    Honestly i’m shocked Mark cares about his dad through out the entire duration of the strip. Mark either has an iron will or really loves rubbing his life in his dad’s face. And even by this point i’m starting to think the last part has mostly worn off and he’s GENUINELy trying to connect with a man who , clincally, has no soul. I will say one of their last moments though is darkly funny, with Mark’s dad having a bit of caharsis frankly admitting mark was a disappointment.

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    Johnny Q Premium Member 9 months ago

    20 years ago Presidential candidate Dick Gephardt dismissed same-sex marriage as “not feasible.” (Glad he didn’t get the last word!)

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    dadoctah  9 months ago

    Kudos to Mark for zeroing right in on the one reason his father would object to him being the bride.

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    sophieloeffler  9 months ago

    How times have changed (at least in some parts of the world)

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    lalapalooza Premium Member 9 months ago
    of the comics i follow, this one today is the only one i ‘got’ lol
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    snsurone76  9 months ago

    I thought Phil Slackmeyer had already gone to his reward.

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    Differentname  9 months ago

    [nerd alert] I remember the episode of ‘Friends’ where Phoebe was possessed by the spirit of an old Jewish woman. The dybbuk could not enter Heaven until she’d “seen everything.”

    Going to a Lesbian wedding freed her, because ‘now I’ve seen everything.’

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    TwilightFaze  9 months ago

    I’ll never understand the hate about gay people getting married. And, no, I don’t want people to explain it to me (Many have already tried and not a single argument was shown logical). If you’re gay and found the one you love, wanna get married, all I ask is that you save me a piece of cake. I’m agoraphobic and can’t stand crowds, but I remember being to a gay wedding of a friend. Homophobes are missing out! They KNOW how to party it up :D

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    Durak Premium Member 9 months ago

    Getting married is a legal contract between two people. We only make it a religious ceremony because of tradition.

    I am always proud to see the courage of gay people still today when getting married. A new marriage is difficult enough, but the added pressure of unwanted social attention makes it even more difficult.

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    rossevrymn  9 months ago

    LOL………….God, Trudeau just knows exactly where to place it.

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    Prey  9 months ago

    Gone from not legal to almost compulsory in some states!

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    prairiedogdance Premium Member 9 months ago

    My partner and I got married in 2013, our 20th anniversary year. It was a joyful time. Even watching Stonewall, neither of us dared to believe we could actually be married in our lifetimes. And literally, no one in our community blinked an eye, the state was one big party. Now at our 30th/10th anniversary, when Supreme Court decisions are capricious political footballs, we face the real possibility of our security and marriage being annulled.

    Many folks aren’t aware that the overturn of Roe fundamentally changed the State’s role in our private decisions. The concept of personal privacy underpinning a woman’s right to control her own body was also the path allowing marriage between people with different skin tones and the decriminalization of gay lives. Gay marriage was just the next step on the continuum of ensuring equal freedom for everybody.

    With the Dobbs decision gutting our right to conduct our lives without government interference, Thomas included the possibility of using this precedent to topple all the previous decisions based on the right to privacy.

    God help us all in the state-run Orwellian dystopia we have already have stepped into. Vote like your kids and grandkids lives depend on it. They do.

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    MuddyUSA  Premium Member 9 months ago

    Be glad he’s not the bride AND you don’t have to pay for it……….

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    Wizard of Ahz-no relation  9 months ago

    whoa mark with dark hair, neat.

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 9 months ago

    ambiguous non-committal snarky comment here.

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    The Wolf In Your Midst  9 months ago

    And don’t even get him started on the dowry!

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    mistercatworks  9 months ago

    My ex-wife was among the first women to legally marry a woman in California. They are still married and I see them about once a year. I’m glad she is happy, which is what it is all about.

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    Troglodyte  9 months ago

    Will they have bridesmaids or bridesmen?

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    bt  9 months ago

    Is this the one about the storms and the tidal wave on the beach in Hawaii? that rubbed me the wrong way, even back then.

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member 9 months ago

    For our wedding, my totally straight wife and totally straight I cross-dressed (her in a tux, me in a nice white gown), because we wanted to keep our guests entertained. We had lots of snarky dialog during the ceremony as well. It was tons o’fun, and we held it down to only 15 minutes, because we’d both had more than enuf experience with long, tedious wedding ceremonies, especially the super-boring religious ones involving solemnly intoned dogma about the “proper roles” of men and women.

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    mindjob  9 months ago

    At least he won’t trip on his gown when he walks him down the aisle

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    moondog42 Premium Member 9 months ago

    Imagine that this comic strip was still 10 years away from Barack Obama declaring he was in favor of gay marriages, which was in turn two years after running as a candidate opposed to the idea.

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    Geezer  9 months ago

    The primary beneficiaries of same-sex marriage will be divorce lawyers.

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    RonWF  7 months ago

    Every State has for a very long time (well predating Roe. v. Wade) had a law protecting human life growing in the woman. Look through your State’s statutes for “feticide” or some other such law, or look at all the different definitions it has for “homicide”. It wasn’t until after Roe v. Wade that they had to add exceptions for the case where a woman might decide to end that life herself. My point is that the several States have always regarded a fetus in the womb as enough of a human life to be worth protecting. The exception here wasn’t Dobbs; that restored respect for human life. The exception was Roe v. Wade, which was a terrible threat to human life and additionally had no real basis in any words in the Constitution. If you dispute that last point – which is the only point that the Supreme Court is supposed to consider – try reading both decisions and see what opinions rely on interpreting the Constitution itself and what opinions rely on referencing something else.

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