Happy and proud
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
It's great to be back after a chaotic two weeks- I finally stepped through the door of my apartment tonight and just collapsed on the couch right away. I will definitely go out again in a little while to take care of the portals the evil Resistance took over in my absence, but until then I'm going to have some take-out from my favorite Asian hole-in-the-wall and celebrate the fall of DOMA by re-watching the NZ parliament/population do it too: metro.co.uk/2013/04/17/n
Reading the dissenting opinions, and I'm laughing (as I do so often) at Scalia's (he's a gifted writer), but this time not because he's especially witty but because his opinion basically boils down to: But what about patriarchy! *grouchy old man sounds*
Eh, I'm just soooo happy today, first the nailbiter of a TX filibuster (I was screaming curses at my screen when they first announced the bill passed because it was CLEARLY AFTER MIDNIGHT!!!, then so relieved when they acknowledged the success of the filibuster, and yes, I got up at 4:30am to watch live), now this, let's all celebrate humanity and our wonderful modern times. Some days, I'm proud of being a lawyer and today is one of them.
Congratulations Edie Windsor, you're a hero in my eyes. I'm so glad your rights were acknowledged after so many years! Congratulations women of Texas and all the senators who listened to reason, you're my heroes too.
What a wonderful world, what a wonderful day, what wonderful people, and how privileged am I to share a time with them!
(the only thing that made me sad for a few moments was that Roger Federer is out of the Wimbledon tournament. *sniffles* But I have a new little celebrity(?) crush on Jamaican-German player Dustin Brown. ILU, play many more matches, please?)