Thursday, February 9, 2012

Will Prop. 8 Ruling Lead Supreme Court to Consider Same-Sex Marriage?

JMG UPDATE: Washington House Passes Marriage Equality Bill 55-43

With all due respect to the governor (and today's victory WAS really her doing), that "civil, respectful debate" included many grotesqueries like quotes from Leviticus (abomination!) and all the other insulting Christianist arguments that characterize gay people as less than fully human. But fuck all that noise, really, because WE WON.

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JMG Legislation Of The Day

Oklahoma state Rep. Constance Johnson (D) tried to sink an anti-abortion "personhood" bill with the above amendment. We bow and giggle at the same time.

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Via The New Yorker: Politics and the Prop 8 Decision

February 7, 2012

Politics and the Prop 8 Decision

A few years ago, national Democrats would have woken up dreading this day. Just as the Presidential campaign really gets going, judges from the 9th Circuit—the circuit conservatives love to hate—overturn the will of the voters of California and declare a ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional? They might as well have wrapped their opinion in a bow and sent it to Karl Rove as an early Christmas present.
But that was then. And this is now, a time when even a major decision like the one that a three-judge panel handed down Tuesday is unlikely to have a major impact on the election. If anything, the political effect of this decision may be limited to showing that the days when same-sex marriage made an effective wedge issue for Republicans are over.

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Republican Chokes Up At Gay Marriage Debate In Washington

Zach Wahls Interview Gay Family Values

Prop 8 is Ruled Unconstitutional!

Via Tricycle Daily Dharma:

Tricycle Daily Dharma February 9, 2012

Awakening, Step by Step

As you walk, cultivate a sense of ease. There’s no hurry to get anywhere, no destination to reach. You’re just walking. This is a good instruction: just walk. As you walk, as you let go of the desire to get somewhere, you begin to sense the joy in simply walking, in being in the present moment. You begin to comprehend the preciousness of each step. It’s an extraordinarily precious experience to walk on this earth.
- Peter Doobinin, "Awakening, Step by Step"
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