Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The Big Gay Shrug

Here is what it tells you: Gay marriage is a foregone conclusion. It's a done deal. It's just a matter of time. For the next generation in particular, equal rights for gays is not even a question or a serious issue, much less a sinful hysterical conundrum that can only be answered by terrified Mormons and confused old people and inane referendums funded by same. It's just obvious, inevitable, a given.

Let us hereby be reminded, before sadness and frustration overwhelm once more: Proposition 8 and its ilk are merely the last, fitful gasps of a long-dying ideology, markers of a certain kind of sad, conservative desperation. They are the final clawings and scrapings of a reactionary worldview that attempts to outlaw and punish all it cannot, will not understand. Same as it ever was, really.
It's a good article, worth a read.

In related news, Theodore Olson and David Boies, who fought on opposite sides of the bench in Bush v. Gore (2000), are teaming up to challenge Proposition 8 in the federal courts, a move that is being widely suggested as a bad idea. And I agree: bad, bad, bad idea. Take it back to the voters in 2010 and 2012.


Wolfie said...

Love the article.

Not thrilled about waiting and hoping that I am still around when the bigots die off though.

I'll continue to fight so I can see my RIGHTS IN MY LIFETIME.

Jazmine said...

Romer v Evans (1996) clearly sets a federal precedent for striking down state constitutional changes that alter the scope and meaning of the 14th Amendment/EP Clause. Also, Moreno's dissenting opinion in this Strauss case is pretty badass, there's a solid chance here to overturn plenty of states' bullshit constitutional amendments.

If I trust anyone to close the deal with this, its Teddy Olson!!