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it i interesting. never, in either of our lives, did my partner & i imagine the prospect of being able to legally marry & have it recognized in our home state of texas.
things are looking more promising. several friends are already planning weddings. that's a bit premature for me though.
i am wondering about the DOMA results - with respect to state's rights. will it be sweeping enough to set an across the states' rule? or will the laws have to be chipped away in each state? the findings and ruling will decide that, probably in june.
i've heard many say that the woman central to the case (plaintiff) as being likened to rosa parks. this is a watershed case, no matter if you're a conservative or a liberal.
the whole process is fascinating. i hope someday to be able to sit in on one of those hearings just to get the feel in person how our process works - and has worked for over two centuries. so many people scoff at the judges - but they were put on the bench same method as every other SCOTUS judge for 200+ yrs...and it's been effective all those yrs. we may not all agree all the time with all the rulings, but it is what it is. it's the best method on earth and i'm grateful to be a citizen of america - and to be here, now, in this moment in time.
they dared getting out in front of public opinion, like with roe, brown or loving.
since the rethugs like reagan/bush stacked the court with d00che baggs like scalia??
they have gotten much more states rights oriented....which is more of a traditional conservative stance on social issues..
lets hope the democrats stay in power, so they can appoint a more liberal court(it is likey, the way things are going)
so as to set the tone federally on these important social issues..
if they dont?? they will have to deal with situations like the civil rights movement in certain regions, every so often.