hello, bright eyes.
hello, bright eyes.
“ Proposition 8 served no purpose, and had no effect, other than to lessen the status and human dignity of gays and lesbians in California. ”
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals • On today’s 2-1 panel ruling, which overturned California’s gay marriage ban on constitutional grounds. This is a validation of a previous ruling against Proposition 8 back in August 2010, made by now retired Judge Vaughn Walker. ProtectMarriage, the group that backed Proposition 8, still has legal recourse, however; they can seek the ruling of a larger 9th Circuit panel, or try to take the case to the U.S. Supreme Court. The likely “swing vote” in that case is thought to be Justice Kennedy, who could therefore occupy the unusual position of holding millions of people’s future marriages and families in his hands. source (via • follow)
“ Susan Komen would not give in to bullies or fear. Too bad the foundation bearing her name did. ”
Writer Judy Blume • Discussing the decision by Susan G. Komen for the Cure to cut off its funding to Planned Parenthood, because the organization was under investigation by a governmental organization — a decision met with much frustration and derision from Komen critics, who saw it as a transparent push to move away from a group associated with abortions, though associated with many other things. This has not been a banner day for the Komen foundation, which has raised $1.9 billion for breast cancer research and programs, but may have hurt its long-term reputation with the move — founder Nancy Brinker (whose sister was Susan G. Komen) was grilled by Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC today over the change. With word flying that the group changed its rules to specifically target Planned Parenthood (the “governmental organization” is Rep. Cliff Stearns, a noted anti-abortion activist) and an alleged shift to the right among its staff, activists feel that, with this move, the organization is politicizing a cause that otherwise has wide support. Thoughts? source (via • follow)
Cancer knows no politics, SKG.
You best clean up your act.
one of those days.
please don’t get any worse. and don’t drag your buddies colds and fever into this mess, for the love of pete.
i don’t know how much more honey-garlic gulps i can take.
if there ever was a time for the grand poobah of woosahs to make an appearance in my life, this may be it.
i could get used to this! i gotta feel better soon, though.