Let’s all Defy Gravity!

The adorable KURT on GLEE!

Last week Glee had their best show ever! There was a “diva off”  on who could sing “Defying Gravity” the best. What I found very interesting is that  Chris Colfer who plays Kurt on the show brought the idea to the producers. He was telling them how when he was in high school he wanted to sing his favorite song (Defying Gravity) at the high school talent show but was not allowed because it was a “girl” song.  WTF

What does that mean…a “girl” song. In the lyrics they don’t mention a vagina, a menstrual cycle or giving birth to a baby. What this song is all about is taking that leap and not letting anyone hold you down…defying gravity. Why would a school say “no” to a boy singing it. Yes, in Wicked a girl sings it but so what. My god, when will all this madness end on girls vs. boys…men vs. women. We are all created EQUAL; plain and simple!

Please everyone, continue to fight for these rights. I don’t care if it’s singing in a high school talent show or getting married to someone of the same sex. We ALL have to continue to fight for our rights of equality. Here are the words to the song…is this a “girl” song?-

Something has changed within me
Something is not the same
I’m through with playing by
The rules of someone else’s game
Too late for second-guessing
Too late to go back to sleep
It’s time to trust my instincts
Close my eyes
And leap…

It’s time to try defying gravity
I think I’ll try defying gravity
And you can’t pull me down

[GLINDA]
Can’t I make you understand
You’re having delusions of grandeur?

[ELPHABA]
I’m through accepting limits
Cuz someone says they’re so
Some things I cannot change
But till I try I’ll never know
Too long I’ve been afraid of
Losing love, I guess I’ve lost
Well if that’s love
It comes at much too high a cost

I’d sooner buy defying gravity
Kiss me goodbye, I’m defying gravity
And you can’t pull me down!

Glinda, come with me. Think of what we could do -together!

Unlimited
Together we’re unlimited
Together we’ll be the greatest team
There’s ever been – Glinda!
Dreams the way we planned ’em

[GLINDA]
If we work in tandem

[GLINDA & ELPHABA]
There’s no fight we cannot win
Just you and I, defying gravity
With you and I defying gravity

[ELPHABA]
They’ll never bring us down!

Well, are you coming?

[GLINDA decides to stay behind.]

[GLINDA]
I hope you’re happy
I hope your happy now that your choosing this –

[ELPHABA]
You too–
I hope it brings you bliss

[GLINDA & ELPHABA]
I really hope you get it
And you don’t live to regret it
I hope you’re happy in the end
I hope you’re happy my friend

[ELPHABA]
So if you care to find me
Look to the Western sky!
As someone told me lately
Everyone deserves the chance to fly
And if I’m flying solo
At least I’m flying free
To those who ground me
Take a message back from me!

Tell them how I am defying gravity
I’m flying high, defying gravity
And soon I’ll match them in renown
And nobody in all of Oz
No Wizard that there is or was
Is ever gonna bring me down!!

 

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I don’t know. I don’t know

Sometimes the Prop 8 articles are confusing to me…maybe I’m alone. But this one yesterday kind of made me laugh and was easy to understand…this Cooper dude is clueless (like most backers of Prop 8).

A federal judge challenged the backers of that damn Prop 8 to explain this simple question- How allowing gay couples to wed threatens conventional unions?

Judge Walker speaking to Lawyer Charles Cooper (backing prop 8)-

Walker“What is the harm to the procreation purpose you outlined of allowing same sex couples to get married?

Cooper“I don’t know. I don’t know”.

Walker went on asking for specific “adverse consequences” that could follow expanding marriage to include same sex couples.

Cooper cited a study from the Netherlands where gay marriage is legal, showing that straight couples were increasingly opting to become domestic partners instead of getting married.

Walker – “Has that been harmful to children in the Netherlands? What is the adverse effect?”

CooperI don’t have the facts at hand.

In January Mr. Cooper needs the answers to all these questions for the trial of the couple challenging the measure of Prop 8 as discriminatory under the U.S Constitution.

I never thought I would be agreeing with a Prop 8 backer but Mr. Cooper is right when he answered “I don’t know. He doesn’t know because there is NO HARM.

(taken from the Associated Press)

3 down, 47 to go

The Eastern states of the U.S is beating the Western states…yes, I say let’s make a race out of which side can make same sex marriage legal first! Last week Iowa was the 3rd to wake up to reality joining Massachusetts and Connecticut. Justice Mark S. Cady, part of the Iowa court quoted “We are firmly convinced the exclusion of gay and lesbian people from the institution of civil marriage does not substantially further any important governmental objective. We have a constitutional duty to ensure equal protection of the law”. Uh…California…did you hear that!

Elsewhere, legislatures in New York, New Jersey, Maine and New Hampshire are considering bills that would allow same-sex marriage. None on the West Coast??? I am a pretty competitive person so the West either has to get their ass in gear or I have to move to the East Coast to be around people who see this issue as more black and white. I’m sorry but I cannot see any gray area’s here; call me stubborn.

Note- The Iowa decision could be overturned but under Iowa law that process would take at least two years. By then I am hoping all the Burgermeister Meisterburgers will have died off (good for anyone who can understands that last line )