June 26, 2003

A Gay "Brown v. Board of Education?"

Keith Boykin talks about the powerful victory against homophobia in Texas (and by extension, the entire United States):

Victory In Texas

Seventeen years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld an antigay sodomy law in Georgia. Today, in a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court finally reversed itself and struck down an antigay sodomy law in Texas. If the infamous 1986 Bowers v. Hardwick case was the Plessy v. Ferguson for the gay community, then today's Lawrence v. Texas case may become the Brown v. Board of Education of the LGBT movement.

I'll simply post a few comments from a couple of email lists I belong to:

So, recapping the last week, Canada voted for gay marriage, the US Supreme Court just struck down Texas' sodomy laws, and today begins four days of Gay Pride in Mexico City.

(Just going for a continental spin.) -- Bernie T.

Let's see...
Supreme Court rules in favor of Aff Axn. 5 to 4. Thomas dissents.
Supreme Court rules in favor of Gay Sex. 6 to 3. Thomas dissents.
Supreme Court rules in favor of mentally challenged Md man sentenced to
death. 7 to 2. Thomas dissents.

What's next?
Supreme Court rules again reinstituting slavery. 8 to 1. Thomas dissents.

Bastard. -- K.

And, sometimes last week, 800,000 (yes, 800,00!) people attended Brazil's gay pride in Rio! -- Bernard J.

Read the CNN take on the vote.

Posted by ronn at June 26, 2003 12:20 PM

About fucking time. Pun intended. Posted by: PatCH on June 26, 2003 11:11 PM
Pun well received. ;-) Posted by: ronn on June 27, 2003 08:37 AM
you know, i thought i was the only one who would really shine the light on how bastard-like Thomas can be. dap Posted by: e j on June 29, 2003 08:05 PM