Earthrise and Channing Smith

I wrote this a week ago: It is a truth that LGBTQ+IA persons do not have a literature that reflects us. We have a literature that reflects some of us, and we have a literature that reflects many of us partially. We don’t have a literature that reflects how varied the...

Sublunary lovers love

Five days have passed since the Court hearing on Obergefell v. Hodges. Things got off to the wrong foot when Justice Kennedy, to whom most people are looking to make the majority, expressed how disturbed he is by the proposal to change an institution that has been...

Last links

First, the name of the case is Obergefell v. Hodges. The link to one of the online pronunciation sites is here. Lyle Denniston, of SCOTUSblog, has put up a post “Same-Sex Marriage: The Decisive Questions.” This is fairly technical, but, like anything from Denniston on...

Where we’re headed in the SCOTUS hearing

The two articles published by SCOTUSblog written by Michael Klarman, which I linked to in the post on April 17, are all we are going to get from Klarman. That’s a shame, because he’s knowledgeable and writes well, and I thought he was going to give us a longer series...

The last chapter

So, they took ‘em! This puts us in a different place entirely. Now the Supreme Court has granted the petitions from Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Having accepted that a split in the Circuit Courts is a bad thing, they pretty much had to, to resolve the...

Marriage and other victories

So, this is the end of it.The best year ever for gay people (except for 1969 the year they rioted at the Stonewall, or 1996 the year they discovered protease inhibitors and HIV cocktails, and some others, like 1912 the year Marcel Proust first submitted In Search of...

At last, the truth

Two good places to go for commentary on the Ninth Circuit panel’s decision in the Perry v. Brown Proposition 8 case are Adam B on Daily Kos and Ari Ezra Waldman on Towleroad. I don’t know what Proposition 8 supporters are thinking right now—I don’t read that kind of...