We have to be honest that there was quite a lot of news to come out of the Wednesday rulings regarding both the Defense of Marriage Act and Prop 8. The US Supreme Court’s decision was one that resulted in a lot of celebrating and happiness throughout the Community. Still there are always some lingering questions. For instance, Jeff 4 Justice, who attended the rally at West Hollywood, asked former Solicitor General and Prop 8 co-lead attorney Ted Olson about his decision to help Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan, who is opposed to LGBT equality, prepare for the Vice Presidential debate. Of course, given how Ryan did in the debate, one has to wonder if he did it to sabotage Ryan.
Jeff doesn’t get an answer from Olson on that, and his donations to anti-LGBT candidates like Carly Fiorina, but he does get an answer out of Olson’s co-lead on the case, David Boies. Olson and Boies have often fought each other in court.
Jeff got to ask, though, something that I wish I could have asked Chad Griffin- why is it that the Human Rights Campaign flipped on the issue of suing over Prop 8?
Meanwhile NoMoreDownLow TV Newsbreak caputered highlights from the Los Angeles rally following the decision on Prop 8 and DOMA. NoMoreDownLow seeks to spread tolerance for LGBT people, especially LGBT people of color.
Wednesday’s rulings, while wonderful, were just the latest chapter in a battle that goes back generations. What is more, the same forces that align to hurt LGBT people and our rights also seek to hurt women’s rights and racial minority’s rights.
So it is imperative that we work towards a day when we can say that “all people are created equal.”