Thai off?

Went to Taste of Thai after Ultimate and got a couple dishes that I usually like, but they both tasted a lot different than usual. Couldn’t put my finger on it, but we added a little hot sauce and everything was much better. The Pad Thai had a lot more vegies in it, which was nice, but the sauce wasn’t as good. We had some leftovers and they are clearly smelling up the fridge today, I noticed this morning.

We tried playing by the lights of the soccer stadium last night and it seemed to be slightly workable. Shadows are bad, but we think we might be able to nudge the field over or play on the field on the other side of the stadium. It seems to have fewer trees blocking the light.

That federal marriage amendment I mentioned the other day failed in a vote in the U.S. House yesterday.

The House voted 227-186 in favor of H.J.Res. 106, the so-called “Marriage Protection Amendment,” but that fell short of the two-thirds necessary to pass a constitutional amendment. The amendment, which is being heavily promoted by Religious Right organizations, would limit marriage to one man and one woman and is designed to outlaw same-sex marriages.

Some religious traditions perform same-sex unions, and some do not. It’s wrong for the government to favor the religious rituals of the majority over those of the minority. A wide array of religious organizations opposes the amendment. More than two dozen faith groups sent a letter to House members, urging them to reject the amendment. Among the signers were:

The Alliance of Baptists; the American Friends Service Committee (Quaker); the American Jewish Committee; the Episcopal Church, USA; the Loretto Women’s Network (Catholic Order); the Lutheran Office for Governmental Affairs of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; the National Sikh Center; the Metropolitan Community Churches; the Office of the General Minister and President, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ); the Union for Reform Judaism; the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations and the United Church of Christ Justice & Witness Ministries.

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