Wednesday, June 04, 2008

A great fucking day

Okay, I first have to write about Barack Obama winning the Democratic nomination. I am not surprised at him winning, however. I claimed Obama as my choice a VERY long time ago, and I have felt confident that he would win since he started kicking ass in the caucuses. I am so proud and excited about his nomination, I can hardly stand it. I want him as my President. I will work for it.


But the gifts just keep on coming. California's Supreme Court has refused to rehear the case supporting same-sex marriages in that state, and they will not issue a stay of implementing their decision. This means that same-sex couples from across the state and around the country can have their relationships recognized as marriages by the state of California as early as June 17th--less than 2 weeks from now.



Note: The initial California Supreme Court decision sparked interesting conversations in our home. The gf mentioned that she has been thinking that we should make our way out to California to get married. I was shocked; the gf is not big on symbolism like that. Especially because the marriage would not be recognized in our SuperDOMA-loving, red midwestern state, but (unlike Massachusetts) it would be legal for us (regardless of our state's willingness to recognize SSM) to get the marriage. I'll let you know if we decide to do it.

And then I hear that US House members have created an LGBT Equality Caucus--the first ever!

"Reps. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.) and Barney Frank (D. Mass.) announced today the formation of the LGBT Equality Caucus. The 52-member bipartisan group, which includes two Republicans [and a great number of heterosexual allies], marks the nation’s first congressional caucus with the express purpose of advancing equal rights for LGBT people, repealing discriminatory laws and educating lawmakers on gay issues. Baldwin and Frank, both openly gay, co-chair the Caucus. "
Apparently, this group has been around as an ad hoc group since 2003, gathering to rally for and against LGBT-related bills. I am impressed with a pro-LGBT group of legislators who are working together to educate their peers, while being chaired by two openly LGBT politicians. I really can't imagine this happening before Tammy Baldwin arrived. As a younger, openly lesbian politician, I think her presence has made a huge difference.



This is a very good day. I need to note it, because they just don't come along that often!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

If you and the gf decide to get married in California, can you do it near Disneyland? Lucy would like to visit Mickey Mouse soon. ; )

Lesboprof said...

The gf says she will go anywhere Lucy wants... as long as we can do it before election day, when they may end the potential for same-sex marriage!

J Hart said...

I want to go to Disneyland, too! I love you girls and was at the first ceremony...but I'd love to meet Lucy and Disneyland seems as good a place as any for that to happen. Love, love love...