Monday, May 25, 2009

California Supreme Court Says It Will Issue Prop 8 Decision, - - Tuesday, May 26th

At 10 AM Pacific Time today the California Supreme Court announced that Tuesday, May 26th , it will issue its ruling on whether or not to uphold the anti-gay Proposition 8.  At issue is not only whether 18,000 same sex-marriages would be annulled, but whether or not a whole subsection of the population will be thrust back into legal inequality. Tony Northrup

Since March, gay activists around the country have been planning actions for the night the California Court announces its decision.  If the court upholds Proposition 8 in whole or part, activists vow energetic and angry protests in more than 50 cities.  If the Court throws out Proposition 8, the activists plan celebrations with the aim of spreading the momentum of a California victory elsewhere in the nation.

The actions are being coordinated nationally through the website co-founded by Chicago gay activist Andy Thayer and pioneer national lesbian activist Robin Tyler of Los Angeles who, with her wife Diane Olson, was the first lesbian couple to file in the historic CA Marriage Equality Case, and are petitioners (plaintiffs) in the case brought before the CA Supreme Court to overturn Prop 8.

The court is expected to announce one of three likely decisions Tuesday, May 26th at approximately 10 AM Pacific Time:

1) Upholding the anti-gay Proposition 8 in full, including invalidating the 18,000+ same-sex marriages that were solemnized before the proposition's passage last November 4th;

2) Upholding Proposition 8's ban on all future same sex marriages, but allowing the 18,000 already conducted to stand; or,

3) Invalidating in its entirety Proposition 8's discriminatory ban on same sex marriage.

Lesbian and gay activists would consider the upholding of Proposition 8 in whole or part (#1 and #2 above) to be a serious defeat to be met with angry protests.  On the other hand, a complete invalidation of Proposition 8 would lend an immense boost to the already powerful momentum for equality provided by the recent wins for same sex marriage in Iowa and Vermont.

For more information or interviews, call Robin Tyler at at 818.893.4075 (home/office) or 818.259.3799 (cell) or Andy Thayer at 773.209.1187 Read more

Happy Memorial Day!

Let us hope & pray that we will be 
A Nation with Liberty and Justice for ALL!

The strength of “truth" is so beautifully convey by people like Itzhak Perlman, Father Geoff FarrowMary E. Hunt, PhD and many others. Marriage Equality takes nothing away from marriage, it affirms and values the foundation of marriage the love between two people. One very important aspect I found from my clinical practice is that “love” is the same whether between same sex, straight, or transgender partners. Everyone seems to experience at times, the “can’t live with them, can’t live without them” it is called LOVE!

Related readings: 

Is Homophobia Associated With Homosexual Arousal? 
By Henry E. Adams, Lester W. Wright, Jr., and Bethany A. Lohr, 
University of Georgia - 1996

Gay Marriage & Galileo: Pope described as …"so averse to anything intellectual that everyone has to play dense and ignorant to gain his favor"-- The Trial of Galileo - by Douglas O. Linder (2002) - UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-KANSAS CITY (UMKC) SCHOOL OF LAW

'Tis the gift to be simple, 'tis the gift to be free

'tis the gift to come down where you ought to be

And when we find ourselves in the place just right

'Twill be in the valley of love and delight.

When true simplicity is gained

To bow and to bend we shan't be ashamed
To turn, turn will be our delight

'Till by turning, turning we come round right

Simple gifts (Shaker song)   

“Someday, maybe, there will exist a well-informed, well considered and yet fervent public conviction that the most deadly of all possible sins is the mutilation of a child’s spirit.” Erik Erikson

Kids Are Being Hurt!!!

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