Thursday, December 8, 2011


So today the 9th circuit held another hearing about Prop 8. Should the judge who ruled Prop 8 unconstitutional have recused himself because he was gay would benefit from the ruling. The no on 8 lawyers argued that if that was a basis for putting a case aside then a female judge could not hear a case involving women's rights or a black judge could never sit on a case about civil rights, because they could benefit from the results.

The 9th circuit seems to think that there was not proof that the judge wanted or wants to get married and if he did he could have done it during the time it was legal in California. They seem to be leaning towards having his ruling stand. That Prop 8 is unconstitutional, this will be a very big and important ruling. It is the last public hearing before they release a decision.

On the same news report was talk about the current bunch of republicans wanting to be President. Now they are attacking each others morals?

It made me think of all those people that use the sacredness of marriage as an argument against allowing us queers to marry.

I look at Mitt Romney - ok married to the same woman for 42 years. Room to talk, I guess.

Perry - same woman same marriage. Ok, ditto.

Then there is Newt Grigrich - on wife number three - not so much room to talk in my opinion.

Wife number one 1962 to 1981 when Newt cheated on her and reportedly discussed divorce terms with her while she was in the hospital recovering from cancer.

He then married wife number 2 (woman he cheated with)

In 1993 he began an affair with the current Mrs. G.

Reconciled briefly with Mrs. 2 before leaving for good to divorce Mrs. 2 and marry Mrs. 3.

Now I ask you - what is sacred about any of these marriages?

And he is leading in the Iowa polls?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

And Newt declares himself a newly devoted catholic. Don't get me started. . .