Friday, August 6, 2010

News 8/06/10

(Today in Breakfast: Eggs Benedict. Photo by Paul Goyette.)

  • Pakistani floods worsen, anger mounts as Prime Minister Zardari has tea with David Cameron in Britain.

  • Walker's ruling already changing the debate in places like New Jersey. Hey Bigots: Show us the evidence.

  • "That's Ms. Supreme Court Justice to you." Elena Kagan confirmed. Swearing-in scheduled for Saturday. Girl Power!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Summer is Nice

 (Public domain picture of wine and Italian Salami by OneArmedMan.)

Just went on a really long bike ride today, but now I'm doing laundry.

Headed over to Vino Vixens tonight to toast Judge Walker's decision in the Prop 8 case.

A get-together with the family that taught me to drink means Champagne corks will pop and much food will be eaten.

La la la.

I love summer.

News 8/05/10

(Special thanks to Anita Bryant, Lon Mabon, Maggie Gallagher and others too numerous to mention. The battle isn't over, but we couldn't have done it without your tireless hatred. Thanks homophobes, wherever you are. PS Get a job.)

  • National Public Radio frets over Prop 8 ruling. Describes Walker's judgment as bad news for Democrats. Excuse me? "Baltimore is not ready for integrated dancing!"

  • Towleroad has a great media round-up of telly coverage for the Prop 8 ruling. I highly recommend the Rachel Maddow footage eviscerating the pathetic bigot "experts." Rachel also chats with Dahlia Lithwick. Give it a look-see.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Down With Homophobic Punctuation Marks!

(Wedding photo from 1907. Whatever she's wearing, I love it.)

Judge Walker's ruling will go down in history along side Brown v. Board of Education and Loving v. Virginia. A couple of my favorite nuggets follow.

The simplest, truest statement I read:

"...(T)he Equal Protection Clause renders Proposition 8 unconstitutional under any standard of review."

Walker makes clear that Prop 8 was based on animus:

"Many of the purported interests identified by proponents are nothing more than a fear or unarticulated dislike of same-sex couples."

Walker also suggests that those little quote marks the bigots like to use (homosexual "marriage") are unconstitutional too:

"Plaintiffs do not seek recognition of a new right. To characterize plaintiffs’ objective as “the right to same-sex marriage” would suggest that plaintiffs seek something different from what opposite-sex couples across the state enjoy--namely, marriage. Rather, plaintiffs ask California to recognize their relationships for what they are: marriages."

Well, that about wraps it up for bigotry.

Or does it...?

What WILL the 9th circuit do?

Stay tuned for another exciting installment of "Up Yours Maggie Gallagher!"

"Prop 8 Is A Load Of Crap" says Walker

 ("To phooey with this bigotry..")

Lot's of sites are crashing because everyone wants to read the thing.

So here's a link (via SLOG) to Walkers ruling.

Prop 8 is nothing but a big pile of doody.

Prop 8 Unconstitutional

Judge Walker has struck down Prop 8.

The unconstitutional measure is no longer in effect as of now.

Dancing in the streets, cocktails...

Up yours Maggie Gallagher.

News 8/04/10

(Today in shoes: Dorothy's ruby slippers. Photo courtesy of dbking.)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

News 8/03/10

(Today in cute: A kitten opens her eyes for the first time.)

Monday, August 2, 2010

News 8/02/10

(Today in receding hairlines and groovy ties: 6th Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court, Salmon Portland Chase.)
  • Oh my God, it's August.

  • Transgender woman refused treatment at Ball Memorial Hospital in Indiana. Here's that hospital's contact page, or you can call them at 765-747-3111 and tell them to treat all people with dignity.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

News 8/01/10

(Today in orange turtlenecks and fabulous hair: Official White House portrait of Betty Ford. Thank you 1974, you've made my day.)

  • Have you walked down the street holding hands with someone of the same sex today?