Choices of headlines…

From the NY Times front page, at the moment, the two top headlines:

Strom Thurmond, foe of integration, dies at 100

Gays celebrate, and plan campaign for broader rights

Contrary to what you may guess, these two stories are not related. The latter is about the Supreme Court ruling in Lawrence v. Texas earlier today. But methinks the front-page net editor is having a bit of fun…

Addendum: Reading over the ruling in Lawrence: this is one worth looking over carefully. The court gave a very strongly worded ruling, especially the majority opinion written by Justice Kennedy. It’s clearly meant to serve as a precedent in the future in a very wide variety of cases. In addition to formally stating that homosexuals have legal rights equal to heterosexuals, it makes some broader arguments about the boundaries of privacy and what the government does and does not have a right to regulate. In the long run, this decision may be one of the most significant of the past few decades from the court with regards to a wide variety of social issues.

Wow, some good news in the paper for once. 🙂

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Published in: on June 26, 2003 at 22:41  Comments (1)  
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  1. Question…
    Are you going to be at game tonight? Please email me; I need to run some stuff past you. :)Thanks!


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