Friday, August 6, 2010

Winning the Good Fight!

Well, the battle isn't won, but Tuesday was a huge step in the right direction for queer rights in the States as district court Judge Vaugh Walker ruled that Proposition 8 was unconstitutional--gooooo California! Somewhat surprisingly for a George W. Bush appointee, Judge Walker found that, among other things, "...stereotypes imagine gay men and lesbians as disease vectors or as child molesters who recruit young children into homosexuality. No evidence supports these stereotypes." Hhmmmm. Journalist Kai Wright's NPR blog post on the matter sums things up quite nicely on an emotional level, as does the photo I saw on the SFist website of a protester with a sign that read "I can't believe we still have to protest this crap!" Amen to that, my sign-bearing friend, and congrats on the victory, California!

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