clauderainsrm (clauderainsrm) wrote in therealljidol,
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Green Room - Week 6 - Day 5

By the time you read this, we may already have the verdicts on the US Supreme Court decisions pertaining to DOMA and California's Prop 8. In short, we may already know what the future is for "same sex marriage" in the United States.

Which may not be big news wherever it is that you are physically at the moment. But since you are on the internet, you are about to get hit with a tsunami of posts on the subject.

WILL SCOTUS rule tomorrow? Well, it's the final week of their session, and the last scheduled release of opinions was yesterday. They added one for tomorrow. COULD they add another one later in the week? Sure. But that is still only a couple days away. Could they determine that they want to hear the cases again next session and just kick the can completely? It would be within their rights, but highly unusual.

So, let's pretend that it IS coming at 10 am EST on Tuesday June 25th. There are a variety of ways that they could rule, on both of these separate cases. Some of them would change the status quo, while others would effectively maintain it.

Heck, if they throw out the argument that marriage itself is a fundamental right that deserves equal protection - ALL future marriages could have extra hurdles thrown up in front of them. Which isn't something you hear about very often.

Since I'm writing this before the verdict is actually announced, I want to be the first to say that this is a WONDERFUL DAY/ THE WORST DAY EVER, and I am grateful/pissed off at the wisdom/fuckery displayed in this/these ruling(s). If they effectively punt on one or both of them - declaring that whoever brought the case(s) had no standing to do so (very possible in DOMA) well then at least I know what the internet is going to be doing for the next couple of years, gearing up for the next challenge to reach SCOTUS!

As for Idol, I want you to know that regardless of the outcome of these cases, everything here will be the same. Because I don't see you as people with rights. At all. So the idea that some of you would be more equal than others is completely out the window! Which is why I don't care about what you do, or who you do it with, as long as you get your entries in when I tell you do so, I won't have to unleash the ravenous bears that I have secured in a secret closet in your home.

So, whatever the outcome - just remember to get me your votes: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/667269.html to help make a TRULY IMPORTANT decision!
Tags: day 05, exhibit b, green room, week 6
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