A friend of mine recently posted that the incoming administration was going to be a:
kleptocracy = government by theft
I agreed with the spirit, but disagreed with the specifics. I did a teeny bit of googling, and came up with this term:
pseudocracy = government by lies
I thought it appropriate, given the statements made by the president-elect in various media, and the influence of fake news sites on the current politics of our nation.
In attempting to promote "my" new word, I had another idea to describe the current political landscape, given the political appointments by the president-elect. This one already existed:
kakistocracy = government by the worst
In response, Russ Heller came up with the perfect word, far better than any of my attempts. In his words:
The Greek prefix "Chryso-": Forming compound words pertaining to gold or, by extension, gold-like colours.
Specifically, chrysophobia is the fear of the color orange.
Chrysocracy means government by the rich, and also government by the orange.
We'll have to live through it. At least we now know what to call it.
As part of my duties as High Priest of the Wicca, I've performed wedding ceremonies. My legal authority to do this derives from the Universal Life Church, which makes those marriages "as legal as church on Sunday."
The most recent ceremony I performed (in 2013) was for a same-sex couple. Just as it was legal for me to be an officiant, it was also legal under the laws of the state of New York for both their names to appear on a marriage license.
I would perform that service again in a heartbeat. I would perform it for any people, for any type of relationship, as long as all involved were consenting and willing to share their lives with each other. I will do 10,000 times if that's what it takes. If it ceases to be legal, I will do it 100,000 times, as long as the people involved accept me as their officiant.