Sunday, March 31, 2013


Chopping broccoli and listening to national public radio and history is being made, magically, right here in my tiny kitchen. It is a rare and shining moment and I'm wondering if I should be doing something more awe-inspiring than chopping broccoli. And then I think, no, in a Buddhist kinda way this is the right and true path. Before enlightenment we carried water and chopped wood and after enlightenment we carried water and chopped wood. And broccoli.

"Mr, Cooper, could I just understand your argument. In reading the briefs it seems as though your principal argument is that same-sex and opposite-sex couples are not similarly situated because opposite-sex couples can procreate, same-sex couples cannot and the State's principal interest in marriage is in regulating procreation. Is that basically correct?" This is Supreme Justice Elena Kagan asking Charles Cooper, defense for Proposition 8, a question. Chuck stammers like the bumbling country lawyer he is, "I, y-your Honor, that's the essential thr-thrust of our - our position, yes." Kind of a sexual innuendo thing going on there, but wait, that's just me and Chuck clearly has no idea what he is talking about. It is the typical smoke screen people put up when their platform is shaky with no meaning, no sensibility.

 And Justice Stephen Breyer reminds him that opposite-sex couples get married all the time and don't plan on pro-creating, myself and husband included in that bunch, second marriages for both of us with no desire to buy Pampers or paint the extra bedroom pale yellow.

Chuck then heads down a different lane, this time calling on the plight of the children, innocents and cherubs, and he says. "If-if  marriage is redefined as a g-genderless institution then we will focus on the desires of adults and away from the r-raising of children."

And Justice Anthony Kennedy replies, "Mr. Cooper, there are some 40,000 children in California that live with same-sex parents and they want their parents to have full recognition and full status. The voice of these children is important in this case, don't you think?" Uh-buh, uh-buh, uh-buh, that's all folks . . .


Arizaphale said...

Leaving polite zone for two minutes here:
OH for FUCKS sake!!!!!!!
Tell the blessed four children that I teach, removed from their abusive heterosexual parents, that the law is focusing on the desires of the children.....

dawn marie giegerich said...

Whoa,settle, settle Arizona. We'll figure this out. There's just a lot more rednecks in this here country than from where you hail.