Quickies: 09/26/2012

French President François Holland has called for the global decriminalization of homosexuality before the United Nations. *\o/*

I think the worst thing about this story is that the plaintiffs’ photo was being used to discredit progressive Republican candidates (both of whom subsequently lost their primaries). Hope Public Advocate enjoys their trip to the cleaners.

I apologize for speaking too soon about those waffle fries, guys. Damn my boundless fucking optimism.

This is not LGBT-related (except insofar as Trevor Project has apparently picked up the story), but a Michigan town is flipping the script on some high-school bullies in a truly heart-warming way. Hearts in my eyes, people.

However, in not-hearts-in-my-eyes news: the Supreme Court has worryingly omitted marriage equality from its preliminary docket for the new term. >:(

ETA: Strong candidate for “favorite blog I discovered in 2012” Owldolatrous has relaunched with a great new blogging team. Go say hi!

Featured image again has nothing to do with anything (I was searching for an appropriate “REALLY?” image re: SCOTUS and nothing came up on the first page) and is from Rachel Maddow’s blog.

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Rachel is a queer lady from Texas who currently resides in southeastern Wisconsin. She studied history at Texas A&M University and has spent more time than she cares to admit arguing social justice with junior Republicans. She volunteers with Planned Parenthood and enjoys knitting, media criticism, and comic book slash fiction.

1 Comment

  1. September 27, 2012 at 6:04 pm —

    I am very very worried that SCOTUS will decide not to review any of the marriage equality cases this year at all. Ignoring the Prop 8 case would be good for California (allowing the last ruling to stand, and with no further ability to appeal) BUT it would be terrible for the other 49 states. The Prop 8 case really could be our Loving Vs. Virginia case, and I want to see that happen.

    There are other cases, several challenging DOMA, that could also go before the court. I’m not sure if upholding the Prop 8 case, and making it apply across the country, would also overturn DOMA or not, but if they DON’T see the California case then I really hope they at least overturn DOMA.

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