Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Prop 8 update

"Although Proposition 8 fails to possess even a rational basis, the evidence presented at trial shows that gays and lesbians are the type of minority strict scrutiny was designed to protect," Walker ruled.

"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."

"Proposition 8 places the force of law behind stigmas against gays and lesbians, including: gays and lesbians do not have intimate relationships similar to heterosexual couples; gays and lesbians are not as good as heterosexuals; and gay and lesbian relationships do not deserve the full recognition of society."

Prop 8 overturned!!!!!!!!!!

Prop 8 has been overturned today. Next step in history to come.

This blogs gets such little activity

I really need to get back over here and share my larger public thoughts again. I have been writing in a personal, private space which has been very important to me and very fulfilling, but I also like to get in a good rant at the world in general. Hopefully I'll find time to visit here again more regularly.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

So i just updated the software on my iphone and the wide keyboard option is the best thing!! So happy to have some space :)
So, Obama has extended benefits to same sex partners and domestic partners of federal employees. And everyone keeps trying to tell us that domestic partnership gives us the same rights as marriage... So what's in a word? Evidently full medical coverage for one since it isn't included for ss/dp but must be for married couples otherwise why list it as an exception. Oh, and of course it also does not apply to the military. Not even civilian employees of the military? I wonder...