Thank you, justices of the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals. I’m not naive enough to think this is it, to think all the world — or at least all of California — is bathed in a rose-colored haze. No. I know there is so much work still to do, but I am happy to pause for just a moment to appreciate and offer thanks for shining moments of crystal clarity.
“Proposition 8 serves no purpose, and has no effect, other than to lessen the status and human dignity of gays and lesbians in California, and to officially reclassify their relationships and families as inferior to those of opposite-sex couples. The Constitution simply does not allow for laws of this sort.”
— U.S. Circuit Judge Stephen Reinhardt
… birds all sing as if they knew …