Joy!

I know this is not a particularly reputable source, but considering the news broke like an hour ago, check it out! Edited to add: look, a reputable source! Thanks, Alexa.

If the source is correct, Prop 8 has been overturned! For those of you who live under a rock, Prop 8 was a ballot proposition passed in California in November, 2008 that banned gay marriage, an institution previously legal in California as of a ruling in May of that year.

Of course, this is not the end of the line for gay marriage in California- I’m sure there will be appeals and the article above speculates that the case will end up at the supreme court, which could result in a precedent set for gay marriage nationwide, no?

I support the right of humans to do whatever the hell they want if it’s not hurting anyone else. As many others have noted, I think that in the future people will compare the resistance against gay marriage with that against interracial marriage- a hateful reminder of how bigoted society once was. In the words of Liz Feldman, comedian, writer for The Ellen Degeneres Show, and generally awesome lady who happens to like other ladies,

Personally, I am very excited about “gay marriage”, or as I like to call it, “marriage”.  Because I had lunch this afternoon, I didn’t have “gay lunch”.  And I parked my car, I didn’t “gay park” it.

She makes an excellent point. Marriage is a universal right. Her video blog can be found here.

In other news, I am reading an excellent compilation of short fiction written for Nature, one of the most, if not THE most, prestigious science journals around. Each piece is less than a thousand words and depicts a small snippet of how the world might one day be. It’s great for picking up and reading just a story or two.

In other other news, my sweater is beginning to look more and more like a sweater. I’ve finished all of the pieces, and the fronts and back have been blocked. I just need to block the sleeves, add the ribbed front band, and sew it up. (Note: blocking is a method used to even out stitches and smooth out knitting; for example, in this case the eyelets in the main pattern cause the unblocked fabric to pucker. The method I use is simple: wet the fabric, gently wring it out, then pin it out in the shape you want on a towel and let dry.)

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