I forgot to mention something in my previous post that suaine just reminded me of, and I was so excited about it I wanted to give it its own special squee-able post.
"This coming summer, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court is likely to legalize gay marriage. If that happens, a national battle over gay marriage will break out. The ultimate outcome of our coming national culture war over gay marriage will either be legal gay marriage throughout the United States, or passage of the Federal Marriage Amendment."
This is from www.marriageprotectionweek.com. Link and quote borrowed from suaine. :) Thank you!
So. The Massachusetts Supreme Court heard the arguments for and against the legalization of gay marriage back in March. They normally take only about 3 months to decide on the issue. They were due to issue a ruling at the end of July--while we were at Nimbus everybody in the T00by Condom was waiting on pins and needles for the ruling to come through. But it didn't. And so the date was pushed back to 'sometime in the fall.'
Yesterday as I was reading through all the articles on MPW, a brilliant hope struck me: How cool, how unbelievably wonderfully amazing would it be, if on October 12, the Massachusetts Supreme Court issued the ruling legalizing gay marriage?
Can you even imagine what that would say about democracy in the U.S.--what it would say about our willingness as citizens to fight fascist propaganda and the willingness of our lawmakers to listen to us and abide by the Constitution instead of trying to remake it? Can you even imagine how much joy that would bring, what it would stand for? And doesn't it boggle the mind that one court ruling, made by seven people, could strike such a blow for freedom and civil and human rights in America, could say so clearly to the world that America is not behind this stupid fraud of a president?
Can you even imagine that the members of the Mass. Supreme Court haven't thought about this by now and realised the import of their decision?
Can you even imagine how many people would weep for joy if that happened?
Suaine said, quoting shamelessly without her permission:
'Interesting though, I think the above statement is absolutely *word*-worthy. I agree completely, it's a battle that will either end with gay marriage in the US or with gay discrimination. And we're about to throw ourselves right in the middle.
Dude. All we need is a majority of judges and the determination to fight back, and the Massachusetts Supreme Court could take Bush's Marriage Protection Week and send it where the sun doesn't shine. The more I think about these events right now, and where we stand as a nation, and the fact that individual people right now are all that hangs in the balance between the onslaught of the conservative right-wing homophobic agenda, and those of us who are demanding gay rights, the more it does start to feel to me like Harry going up against Voldemort.
I guess in some small way, we all fight Voldemort every day, don't we?
Oh god, that sounded so schmoopy. Am quitting now while I'm ahead.
But oh, here's hoping.
*crosses fingers for Massachusetts*