I know predicting what the Supreme Court will do based on oral arguments is a bit like reading tea leaves, but Kennedy’s comments today really make me think Hollingsworth will get thrown out on standing. ://////

Which, yes, that’s good for California and a moderate win for the marriage equality movement, because it means the death of Prop 8. But seriously, on behalf of everyone in red states: fuck old white dudes who just want to wait a little while before diving into “uncharted waters.” For fuck’s sake, Kennedy WROTE the majority opinions for Lawrence and Roper, unquestionably the two biggest legal wins for gay rights in the history of the United States, and now he’s worried about “uncharted waters”? Awesome, I’m sure queer folks in Texas and Kentucky and North Dakota and Florida and Tennessee are cool with waiting around for their rights until Anthony Kennedy gets a little more comfortable.

  1. lurkinmerkin said: :/ I’m in the same boat as you. This SCOTUS has been very whelming and I just. IDK. Are you going to do a similar post on the DOMA hearings?
  2. putontheshirt said: Thank you for this. This queer woman in Kentucky surely gets tired of waiting.
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