Saturday, July 12, 2014

Oops, I Forgot Something

Pridefest Parade 2014-06-29 1

No material? Um, I seem to have forgotten the Pridefest Parade I shot a couple of weeks ago. It wasn't as out there as some years and I got distracted by the Fourth of July stuff. Still, some good images.

Federal courts have overturned state laws prohibiting same sex marriage in a number of jurisdictions. Not here in Missouri, or not yet. Still, STL permitted a few gay couples to be married in City Hall last month although not yet legally sanctioned. That's Mayor Slay in the purple shirt in the top picture. He didn't get married then. He's already got someone. Maybe it was the men on either side of him.

By the way, about this "Show Me" stuff: each of our states has an official nickname, for some unknowable reason. California is the Golden State. Texas is the Lone Star State. Missouri is the Show Me State. The reason is a story, possibly apocryphal, that over a century ago some old fart senator from here was given a proposal in Congress. He is said to have been skeptical and replied, "I'm from Missouri. You'll have to show me." Or so they say.                              

Pridefest Parade 2014-06-29 2

Pridefest Parade 2014-06-29 3

7 comments:

Siddhartha Joshi said...

Very interesting shots...And of course, world needs equality for all! :)
-- Srinagar's floating vegetable market

Luis Gomez said...

I love parades! Pride is one of my favorites.

Birdman said...

Maine is VACATIONLAND, or as some have called it: -"Get-Taken-Land"

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Show Me State is better on license plates than "Famous Potatoes"

William Kendall said...

It looks like a good number of people came out to take in the parade.

Norma Beishir said...

I always thought the "Show Me State" made us sound like a bunch of skeptics.

Stefan Jansson said...

Good to see that people can get married if they so choose.