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We’ll be talking equality of marriage tomorrow night. I have Pat McCutcheon lined up as a guest. She and her partner Cheryl were the first couple to be married yesterday morning once universal licenses were being granted. She will discuss the importance of the “piece of paper” to her relationship, what appears to be a pivotal moment in public opinion, and the November initiative.
We’ll also discuss the opposition, including developments in Kern County noted below.
And Ms. McCutcheon mentioned something that I’m going to have to research. It comes down to a sentence in Article 1, Section 9 of the U.S. Constitution.
No Bill of Attainder or ex post facto Law shall be passed.
It limits Congress’ power, but I’m sure there’s been a case which applies it to the states. But basically, once these people are married, their rights are vested. It means that even if the initiative passes in November, these marriages can’t be retroactively dissolved. Like I said, I have to research the question. The point is, make hay while the sun shines.
On the other hand, I think we may have turned the corner on this issue. In California anyway.
As usual, the show will start at 7:00 p.m. Phone in your questions and comments before Ron Davidson calls in to whine about how Webster changed the dictionary in 1974 to eliminated the definition of homosexuality as a perversion.
This will be a potluck with pig roast, and we look forward to your favorite dish (Hawaiian or tropical) dish. Please bring water and/or other non-alcoholic drinks. This will be a celebration of sharing in the Aloha spirit.
Thank you for everything, J.J.
We will be missing you!
Everything comes from KMUD.
I don’t often discuss work here, but I thought this might be of more broad interest. In my twelve years of practice here I’ve had maybe a grand total of five clients facing foreclosure, though Les may have had some as well. We currently have four open files for clients facing foreclosure. To my knowledge we’ve never had more than one open at any given time.
Addendum: The Times Standard is already reporting about local foreclosures.
The doll image comes from the Daily Voice. The Curious George image comes from Beta Afro. The latter link takes you to an article which says that the Curious George publisher might take legal action against the bar owner responsible, but quite frankly satire, however offensive, is fair use. I don’t think they have grounds. And offensive speech is protected in the US even if it isn’t in some other countries.
Probably the most offbeat part of the story is from the t-shirt creator himself, who denies it’s racist and says he just sees a physical resemblance between Curious George and Obama.