Keep Calm and SCOTUS Has Ruled

Waiting on another most excellent post from SophieCT…..hint..hint.
But in the meantime, I felt something had to be put up to mark this historic day!

Keep Calm and
Marry On!

**UPDATE** Thanks to SophieCT for sharing this in the comments. From Bill and Hillary Clinton:

STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT AND SECRETARY CLINTON ON TODAY’S SUPREME COURT DECISIONS ON MARRIAGE EQUALITY

Jun 26, 2013 | President Clinton and Secretary Clinton | New York, NY | Statement
By overturning the Defense of Marriage Act, the Court recognized that discrimination towards any group holds us all back in our efforts to form a more perfect union. We are also encouraged that marriage equality may soon return to California. We applaud the hard work of the advocates who have fought so relentlessly for this day, and congratulate Edie Windsor on her historic victory.

Photo credit may belong to Michael Reisz, from whose Facebook page this came.

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61 Responses

  1. Sophie, or any other mod….please feel free to bump this with a real post!

  2. Omg! Too amazing for words! I wish someone would explain the Prop 8 thing though, I get the DOMA one, but why are the justices split so strangely on Prop 8?

  3. This IS a real post! It looks fabulous and marks the day.

    Enjoy:
    http://www.towleroad.com/2013/06/bill-and-hillary-clinton-praise-supreme-court-marriage-ruling.html

  4. Jerry Brown and other CA officials on the SCOTUS decision pertaining to Prop 8:

    http://www.ktvu.com/news/news/brown-counties-must-comply-gay-marriage/nYWpQ/

  5. Gavin Newsom, the former Mayor of SF. The guy Obama refused to be photographed with b/c of his stand on gay marriage:
    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-prop-8-gavin-newsom-20130626,0,4623182.story

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lane-hudson/obama-snub-still-rankles-_b_85077.html

  6. Beata, thanks for that link. Scalia sounds like a nut in his DOMA dissent. He really should retire:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/26/doma-scalia_n_3503706.html

  7. Justice Antonin Scalia wrote a flaming dissent…
    http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2013/06/scalia-doma-dissent.php

  8. I called out Christine Pelosi on this Tweet today. Like Obama has any role at all in this decision. Really?!

    I was at work on a smartphone, without my bookmark collection, and needing to get back to work, so I missed my chance to tell her that it would have been a bigger risk to give up all that Geffen campaign money.

  9. I’m not a Supremes Watcher, so I don’t really know what the norm is for him, but are his opinions always this “foaming at the mouth”-type rage?

    Also, I love how a commenter @ TPM points out his hypocrisy:

    “Exactly. The court has no power to invalidate this democratically adopted legislation but they do have the power to invalidate the democratically adopted VRA. Just like a conservative. Democracy is whatever they say it is and is not.”

    Voting Rights Act legislation, fair game for them to invalidate.

    DOMA legislation, they have no power to invalidate.

    Unfuckingbelievable!!!

  10. Ooops, my above comment is about Scalia & his dissent.

  11. In other news, I stand by my original assessment of Darrell Issa–that he’s a criminal, a pig, a grand-stander, a big waster of our tax dollars, and not to be trusted.

    The reason there were so many Tea Party groups in the IRS report is because that’s what Darrell Issa requested.

    A spokesman for Treasury Inspector General J. Russell George told The Hill on Tuesday that Issa had requested investigators “narrowly focus on tea party organizations.”

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/06/26/issa-directed-treasury-inspector-general-to-ignore-irs-treatment-of-liberal-groups/

  12. I hate Issa. His actions led to Ahhnold being crowned celebrity king of california, which had a markedly bad effect on my own family.

  13. I loved the Gay Men’s Chorus outside the Supreme Court:

  14. Glad you called out Pelosi, Jr. on her tweet, Sophie. It’s like giving him the Nobel Peace Prize all over again for doing nothing.

    Obama took no risk on DOMA. The SCOTUS took more risk that anyone in granting certiorarii. That’s, in part, the basis for Scalia’s dissenting opinion. He thinks this should have been handled by POTUS and Congress, not the SCOTUS. If one reads his opinion, Obama looks like he cowardly punted this to force an opinion, instead of pushing for repeal. At least, that’s my interpretation of the first part of his opinion after a quick read..

  15. Someone needs to put Issa on restraints and medicate him. He’s just flailing at everything. It’s getting a little embarrassing, not to mention wasteful.

  16. I personally think the basis for Scalia’s dissenting opinion is his religious and political beliefs.

  17. http://www.clintonfoundation.org/main/news-and-media/press-releases-and-statements/statement-by-president-and-secretary-clinton-on-todays-supreme-court-decisions-on-marriage-equality.html

    STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT AND SECRETARY CLINTON ON TODAY’S SUPREME COURT DECISIONS ON MARRIAGE EQUALITY

    Jun 26, 2013 | President Clinton and Secretary Clinton | New York, NY | Statement
    By overturning the Defense of Marriage Act, the Court recognized that discrimination towards any group holds us all back in our efforts to form a more perfect union. We are also encouraged that marriage equality may soon return to California. We applaud the hard work of the advocates who have fought so relentlessly for this day, and congratulate Edie Windsor on her historic victory.

  18. Socal, absolutely–Scalia is all about being a Republican Catholic and nothing about the Justice is Blind part.

  19. “It’s like giving him the Nobel Peace Prize all over again for doing nothing.”

    Well said.

  20. No doubt, socal, but he had to come up with some legal explanation.

  21. Pity he didn’t write the VRA majority opinion yesterday.

  22. It’s like giving him the Nobel Peace Prize all over again for doing nothing

    Indeed!

  23. I’m happy for Edie Windsor also. I hope she gets her refund and has a long, healthy future to spend it. I’m sure this is bitter-sweet for her since her partner is not her to enjoy this too.

  24. Yes, it’s very sad that Edie doesn’t have her Thea.

  25. Matthew Shepard’s mom wishes her son had been here to see this [today’s DOMA ruling]
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/26/matthew-shepard-mom-doma_n_3504800.html?utm_source=concierge&utm_medium=onsite&utm_campaign=sailthru%2Bslider%2B

  26. One of the people who took a real political risk was Gavin Newsom! The guy Obama distanced himself from and refused to even be photographed with!!!

  27. LOL!! He’s probably wishing he could. There hasn’t been a wedding in the Rose Garden for quite a spell.

  28. I don’t think so, Hucklebee. I think Jesus was not that judgmental. .

  29. You should tweet that Hugo, that’s good!

  30. TY, imust. Although I have an account, I have not yet waded into the twittersphere. And I don’t want Hucklebee trying to follow me. You know how those evangelicals are.

  31. I understand Hugo, but he’s really sending out some tweets I tell ya! Like this one:

    Gov. Mike Huckabee ‏@GovMikeHuckabee 10h
    5 people in robes said they are bigger than the voters of CA and Congress combined.And bigger than God.May He forgive us all.

    There’s so many ways to go with that tweet…it’s hard to know where to begin!

  32. imust, some of the replies to that one are pretty good. If you click on the date/time link, it will take you to the page of the Tweet with all of the repsonses:

  33. Pride is one of the seven deadly sins and pretending to know what God thinks is the sin of pride, so Huckllebee must repent or it’s going to be hellfire and damnation. JMHO.

  34. Hugo, I think he has them all. In fact, I think that’s the problem with most fundamentalists–overwhelming seven deadly sinners. That’s why they go overboard the other way.

    IF they listened to The Word, they’d forgive others, then forgive themselves, then be useful to society. (I know, oversimplified, but that’s the basic flow. IMHO)

  35. George Takei posted this–I love it:

  36. That Dave Holmes quote is great. Hubbie loved it.

  37. That was a great quote. Got right to the heart of the matter so succinctly.

  38. If you Google gay, lesbian, lgbt, Stonewall, Castro (and perhaps other words) today, a rainbow graphic is displayed around the search box.

  39. Damn Huckabee:

  40. That’s neat about the search box, Sophie.

  41. http://photoblog.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/06/27/19167984-rainbow-colors-san-francisco-city-hall-marks-historic-gay-marriage-court-rulings?lite

    Great vid embedded in the linked piece.

  42. Right on, imust! Wish I’d thought of that.

    Btw, your post is terrific. The image captures it all.

  43. Thanks NES. Glad you stopped by…..come back soon! 🙂

  44. Nice photo of the SF skyline and SF City Hall.

  45. Philadelphia, PA (June 27, 2013) – The National Constitution Center announced today that Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will receive the 2013 Liberty Medal in recognition of her lifelong career in public service and her ongoing advocacy efforts on behalf of women and girls around the globe. Governor Jeb Bush, chair of the National Constitution Center, will award the prestigious medal to Secretary Clinton during the 25th annual Liberty Medal ceremony on Tuesday, September 10, 2013, at 7 p.m. The ceremony will take place at the National Constitution Center on Independence Mall in Historic Philadelphia and will be broadcast live on WPVI-TV/6abc and 6abc.com.

    http://news.yahoo.com/hillary-rodham-clinton-receive-national-constitution-center-2013-180009369.html

  46. Hi! Good to see you guys using this place for your needs! OCCUPY UW blog, huh? Glad I won’t have to blow dust off it when the time comes.

    Hillary getting the award: That’s our girl!

    And Huckabee is such. a. tool.

    Play nice or I will send Needlenose to lick your faces all over.

  47. HIYA Uppity!
    Stay a while, I’ll make a pie!

  48. I added a picture to the post above. Hope you like it.

  49. Nice Sophie!

  50. Nice award for Hillary, and she earned it.

    I worked within walking distance of that center for about three months but unfortunately did not have time to check it out. I’m surprised the Jeb is the chair of something in Philly, but I love that he’s giving her the award. Very interesting also is that his father, 41, was also chair of the Center previously.

  51. SCREEEECH!!!

  52. I like this one too:
    Liberty and Justice

  53. HRC congratulates HRC:
    http://www.hrc.org/blog/entry/hillary-clinton-calls-hrc-president-chad-griffin-to-offer-congratulations

  54. Edith Windsor endorses Christine Quinn for NYC mayor:

  55. AS we “speak” CA AG Kamala Harris is at SF City Hall about to marry and married Prop 8 plaintiffs Kris Perry and Sandy Stier

  56. Wow. That was really awesome. I watched both weddings..one streaming live on the Internet and the other live on Maddow. Imagine sharing your wedding with everyone in the world!

    This really is going to be the best Gay Pride weekend ever. Both SF & NY have their parades this weekend.

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