“After careful consideration, including a review of my recommendation, the President has concluded that given a number of factors, including a documented history of discrimination, classifications based on sexual orientation should be subject to a more heightened standard of scrutiny.”—
Attorney General Eric Holder, in an official statement announcing that President Obama has ordered the Department of Justice not to defend the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act’s infamous Section 3 (“the federal government defines marriage as a legal union between one man and one woman”) in court, effective immediately.
Tonight I almost thought I got to have my summer evening back. Our weather is downright warm and only the lightest of breezes dances at the tip of one’s hair. My sister and her boyfriend sat on our balcony in the late afternoon with their feet up, soaking up the sun. I bought a cheap white wine to be chilled for some evening sunset viewing. I’ve decided to bake/cook this project with my friend Mandy today, and the afternoon slipped away as we put the rising dough in the refrigerator.
The sun is down already. It doesn’t matter how much it feels like summer again, it’s still only February. Summer finally has a good association for me, and I can’t wait to have it back.