Some good news-- Prop 8 Unconstitutional Now it will head to the Supreme Court and anybody's guess for what that will mean given how that court has done on other issues.
The Komen controversy should not be over even though the veep behind it has resigned. There was a reason that woman was hired. There have been a lot of other questionable things about them not being the best, most effective tool for fighting breast cancer. Their fight to block anybody from using-- for the cure-- is only one example of their desire to make money for their upper management people and gain power more than find a cure for cancer. Find other places to donate for breast cancer research.
The good news there is that Americans cared about Planned Parenthood and maybe are beginning to get what the right will do if they gain power in terms of individual rights. Right wingers talk a lot about how important freedom is-- but it's only their freedoms they respect. I think this is all good for the race for President as even though people are concerned about jobs, they also don't want to go back to the Fifties for back alley abortions.
And I do think Americans support gay rights for marriage. Whether the Supremes decide one way or the other, this is a change that is coming as more and more Americans see it makes sense.
We on the left are not trying to tell people who don't believe in abortion to have one. We are not trying to say they must marry someone of the same sex. We are trying to tell them that their religion should not dictate our choices. Hopefully there are enough of us who do remember the back alley days and do respect that marriage should be between two consenting adults and not someone else's church.
May 18, 1973
4 hours ago