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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Debbie Does New Jersey

Argh I am so impatient waiting for this decision on gay marriage from New Jersey's Supreme Court (which will be Chief Justice Deborah Poritz's very last decision before retiring). The decision is supposed to come in at 3 pm, less than three hours from now.



Judge Deborah has a touch of Janet Reno about her, if you know what I mean.


As Richard Kim wrote in The Notion,


What are the implications nationwide? With Christian conservatives threatening to stay home, and with the Foley scandal still occupying front page real estate, is this the GOP's last chance to rally its family values base? If NJ does go the way of Massachusetts, Bush will almost certainly reiterate calls for a federal marriage amendment. But is it too little, too late? Eight states have defense of marriage amendments on the ballot this November, but polls from some of them -- Wisconsin, Arizona, Colorado and South Dakota -- indicate that the issue has lost some of its punch.

In a cynical way, I'm tickled pink that gays are now seen as sand in the electoral machine -- first gay marriage in '04 and now Foleygate in '06. Homosexuals: we're the equal opportunity spoilers, the Ross Perots of the new century. We're here! We're queer! And we will ruin your elections!

1 Comments:

  • At 1:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    It was an interesting decision in that it might have successfully cooled down the hot potato[e]. It seems like it's going to be a localized Jerz issue rather than a nationalized incitement to gay panic. But we'll see how it plays out in the next couple days. Will Rove try to exploit it to rally his base?

     

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