happy 36th anniversary to robin
after all, she saved baseball

fucking dickheads, homophobic creeps division

I wish I could see the irony in the California Supreme Court upholding the bigoted Prop. 8 on the 36th anniversary of our own wedding. But I suspect irony is the last thing on the minds of the many people who have been told once again that their love is second-rate in the eyes of the law, and in the eyes and hearts of those dirtbags who voted for the proposition in the first place.

Nor is irony the main point to be taken from the news that, again on the same day that the California courts allowed the gay-haters to steal the rights of their fellow citizens, our first African-American president announced that his choice for the Supreme Court will be, if confirmed, the first Hispanic justice on the Court. Californians might recall the stupid and racist Proposition 187 from fifteen years ago, the so-called "Save Our State" initiative that, as the New York Times wrote at the time, was "heartbreaking, and tortuously complicated," noteworthy for "its inhumanity and its impracticality." A federal judge eventually ruled that the proposition was unconstitutional. Perhaps Justice Sotomayor will have an opportunity to impact future attempts to ban gay marriage in the USA.

I'd be remiss without mentioning another Latino judge, California Associate Justice Carlos Moreno. Moreno was said to be on the shortlist for the spot Obama has awarded to Sotomayor. Like her, Moreno is a Latino. Moreno cast the sole dissenting vote in today's 6-1 decision. I'm sure it's just a coincidence that President Barack "Now That I'm President, 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' Seems Like a Good Idea" Obama bypassed Justice Moreno.

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