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Tossed Salad Friday

~~~Congratulations, Justice Kagan! You have assumed a heavy mantle of responsibility, and I thank you for your service.  On the other hand, you’ve now got a lifetime gig with great benefits, so I am totally and utterly envious.

~~~ Chief US District Judge Vaughn Walker pared California’s Prop 8 down to its very core of hatred and bigotry before tossing its keester to the curb. It was a beautiful decision to read. Reading Judge Walker’s words was one of only two times this week that I was proud to be an attorney. 

~~~Would the homophobes decrying “judicial activism” such as the hater on NPR who said “I defy anyone to read the Constitution and find ‘gay marriage’ written there” get over yourselves? I defy you to read it and find anything about corporations being equal to citizens, but that sure didn’t stop the SCOTUS from rendering the Citizens United decision, did it? 

~~~I got up this morning, two days after the blow to Prop 8, and my marriage didn’t crumble.  Did yours?  If not, isn’t this evidence that anyone can marry without destroying the “sanctity” of marriage--whatever that is?  While I’m on the soapbox, where in the Constitution does it say that this country is all about only supporting the marriage of heterosexuals?  I did a Constitution word scan and heterosexual never comes up. 

~~~The Mets didn’t lose last night (they didn’t play, either). They are tearing my heart to shreds, which is hard to believe, because by now, the sports’ section of my heart should be held together by duct tape and lined with asbestos.  I have spent close to a half-century rooting for four of the losing-est franchises around, and yet every day I show up for more. I have certainly considered kicking my sports addiction many times, but then what bad habit would I have left?

Have a great weekend!  And yes… with my tail tucked between my legs… LET’S GO METS!

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(Anonymous)
Aug. 19th, 2010 09:17 pm (UTC)
Your marriage may not have crumbled but I'll bet it felt less valid and less valuable. I'm thinking it was probably the same for the previous generation when interracial marriages became legal. Why I'll bet all those caucasian objectors must have feared that their kids would suddenly become ecru in the morning!
See, you should not have finished the docs. until Mon. night. You left me too much time on my hands.
real_lawyer
Aug. 20th, 2010 01:39 am (UTC)
My marriage felt neither less valid nor less valuable!
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