Friday, June 30, 2006

Proof that there is some sanity in America

“In a unanimous decision and sweeping decision, the Arkansas Supreme Court today struck down a regulation that banned lesbian and gay people from serving as foster parents.
The decision ends a seven-year legal battle between the state and the American Civil Liberties Union.”

With the decision of the Supreme Court yesterday basically telling the president that he must obey the law and this decision by the Arkansas Supreme Court, maybe there is some hope yet that our country will come to its senses and become America again.


Blogger Spadoman said...

These latest reports are getting me hopeful.

June 30, 2006 4:40 AM  
Blogger Durward Discussion said...

Good Morning PoP, While hopeful, I still won't believe it until a few more hand spankings happen to people in power who want to force their prejudices and right to power down on the rest of us.

June 30, 2006 5:21 AM  
Blogger andante said...

I welcome all Neanderthal slapdowns. These are definitely promising, but I'm still holding my breath. Dubya will find a way to circumvent anything that displeases him, and bigots will continue their crusades.

June 30, 2006 5:53 AM  
Blogger billie said...

i believe my initial reaction was- "sweet jesus it's a miracle!" and i am not religious. i hold out little hope that the trend will continue but at least it is a small victory.

June 30, 2006 7:13 AM  
Blogger chico-towner said...

This 4th of July weekend a lot of us who grew up treating it as a fireworks and cook-out holiday will wave the flag a little higher and probably even read the constitution, bill or rights, and declaration of independence a little louder. We're giving up Liberty for Death.

June 30, 2006 7:24 AM  
Blogger SB Gypsy said...

Arkansas, who woulda thought?

June 30, 2006 7:33 AM  
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Blogger DivaJood said...

On the other hand, Bill Frist has a bill in the Senate that would give Bush a blank check to do what he wishes. A little ray of hope via the courts, but we still live in a country quickly devolving into a dictatorship.

June 30, 2006 8:13 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

If we can stop these stupid Constitutional amendments; the courts will find in favor of these cases because our laws don't allow for discrimination.

That's why the right is trying to go straight to changing the Constitution. They know they are going to lose these cases, as the laws are now.

If they want to change the Constitution and the Bill of Rights so drasticly, mabey they are the ones who should move to a different country.

How UN-American can you get to want to change the laws we have lived by for over 200 years!

June 30, 2006 8:50 AM  
Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

Whopee! Do you suppose this is a trend towards sanity and peace and justice and...I hope!

June 30, 2006 9:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arkansas! Yipee! Way to go State of Hope!

June 30, 2006 11:21 AM  
Blogger Trial.Lawyer.Richard said...

POP: Since you are married to a Marine Biologist, I thought you'd get a kick out of this NY Times Article:

What Shamu Taught Me About A Happy Marriage


June 30, 2006 1:53 PM  
Blogger Neil Shakespeare said...


June 30, 2006 2:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does that mean Dick Cheney's daughter will be moving to Arkansas?

June 30, 2006 2:41 PM  
Blogger sumo said...

Wouldn't it be nice?

June 30, 2006 3:32 PM  
Blogger concerned citizen said...

Yay! way to go, Arkanas.

June 30, 2006 3:48 PM  
Blogger PoliShifter said...

Hi PoP,

there is still some hope left in our political process. But I would remind and indeed call on all Americans, all True Patriots who love our country to be prepared to defend The Constitution which is in severe Jeoporady right now.

Hopefully we can do it through the ballot box. But if not, we may once again need to shed our blood in order to depose Tyranny.

We have done it before and I think Americans will do it again if Bush keeps pushing.

June 30, 2006 6:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's definitely progress, and from a surprising quarter. I wonder if they ban gays from adopting children like FL does? (I believe gays can be foster parents in FL but not adoptive parents, which is totally stupid and hypocritical.)

June 30, 2006 6:56 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

small steps...

June 30, 2006 7:30 PM  
Blogger Lily said...

well, its a small bit of hope...a glimmer!

I am surprised lately by SCOTUS.

June 30, 2006 9:57 PM  
Blogger Frank Partisan said...

The bar is set so low, that token reforms are applauded.

June 30, 2006 11:25 PM  
Blogger Granny said...

Baby steps for us but I lived in Arkansas and for them this is a giant leap.

July 01, 2006 1:12 AM  
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