By Christopher D. Berger,
With last week’s ruling by the California Supreme Court on Prop. 8 and the accompanying backlash from the gay rights community, it seems appropriate that a discussion of gay marriage take place, and it’s high time I re-input my two cents. For those not familiar with the matter, the California Supreme Court in May of last year ruled that gay marriage was in fact legal in California, which opinion was put into effect immediately. In response, traditional marriage proponents in California put together a massive campaign to pass an amendment to the state constitution banning gay marriage. It became the single most expensive referendum in US history and passed despite intense opposition from the gay rights community, who challenged its validity in court, where the California Supreme Court ruled 6-1 last week that the amendment was valid, that the people did in fact have the right to amend their constitution and had done so lawfully. (more…)
You know you’re doing something strange and new-or at least new-when every time you’re at a social gathering, the activity comes up and the barbs come out. “Why do you waste your time with such nonsense?” people ask. And so it is with Twitter, the social-networking thingamajig that we both recently adopted with a degree of enthusiasm that surprises our friends and family and, well, even us.