In a move that surprised many, the California State Supreme Court upheld Proposition on Tuesday. BUT they let existing marriages stand. Which seems odd to me. How can you have it both ways? I think it’s beacuse the ruling doesn’t mean the court believes that Prop. 8 is correct, at least as far as I can tell. “The 6-1 decision upholding Prop. 8 was issued by the same court that declared a year ago that a state law defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman violated the right to choose one’s spouse and discriminated on the basis of sexual orientation,” says the San Francisco Chronicle. So the voters voted for it, and while it may be wrong, that’s the law of the land. If I’ve got that wrong, I’m sure someone will let me know. (Be kind. I’m a New Yorker and we’re very fragile.)
Now, the story that I know everyone was waiting for. An Alaskan man won the 2009 World Beard and Moustache Championships. This happened on Saturday, but the news only just made it to CNN. That’s because it is VERY VERY IMPORTANT news. Alaska Governor Sarah Palin had no comment.