This session of the Supreme Court ended on a supremely non-shitty note today, as Justices struck down the Defense of Marriage Act and California's Prop 8 as the big discriminatory junkpiles that they were. Biggest, gayest news ever!
The DOMA opinion was 5-4, with the usual dinosaurs dissenting (Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and Chief Roberts, even though Roberts is technically an especially handsome Jr. Dinosaur). Justice Scalia is rill, rill mad about it. Prop 8 was another 5-4 ruling.
This session, the Court has taken stances against affirmative action and the voting rights act, and made it more difficult for employees who are harassed at work to sue their employers. If the Court had also upheld the Defense of Marriage Act and Prop 8, they would have officially ushered us into a new golden age of white male bullying. Phew!
According to SCOTUSblog, people began lining up for public seating inside the chamber yesterday afternoon, under the melanin-punchingly hot summer sun. By midnight last night, between 50 and 60 people were already in line, and at 8 am this morning, hundreds had gathered outside the Court readying their celebration or loud protests. Almost all were pro-gay marriage.
This ruling came on the 10th anniversary of Lawrence v. Texas, a Supreme Court ruling that struck down Texas's anti-sodomy law, which means your pro-gay marriage blowjobs n' anal sex party is actually historically significant.
Now let's go snort lines of glitter and hug.