"Andrew in Drag" - Magnetic Fields
Sorry again for the paucity of posting. I am up in NYC today and will be heading back tomorrow and then off to Richmond Thursday, so my time in front of the old keyboard is going to be limited. (I was grateful that I arrived today after the Giants ticker tape parade -- there's only so much a man can stand.)
On the very positive side, I just got wind of the Ninth Circuit decision on Prop 8 and am very pleased to hear it. I need to actually do the lawyerly thing and read it before I opine much about it, but my sense is the Court did a wise thing and wrote an opinion that could conceivably be limited on its facts to California, thereby lessening the likelihood of a reversal by the Supreme Court.
This sort of thing has got to be a body blow to the religious right types, who are essentially being told that mere prejudice is not going to cut in the court room or in public policy. (Although not generally a big fan of corporate influence, I must admit I am enjoying seeing corporate heavyweights like Microsoft, Starbucks, and Amazon weigh in heavily on the side of marriage equality and to pose it as an issue in terms of talent recruitment -- the implication being that states that don't want to be left behind will embrace equality.)
Anyway, please lend your thoughts and insights about this and other things like tonight's caucuses. I'll try and join in as much as possible.