Friday, September 02, 2005

Peeking Through

Calif. Senate Passes Gay Marriage Bill

Despite the daily deluge--literally--of bad news, there are good things happening in the world. (Though perhaps some apocalyptic folk might see this news as another sign that we're in the end times...) California's Senate became the first legislative body in the United States to vote for gay marriage this week. Not civil unions; not domestic partnerships; not a law or amendment to ban gay marriage. By a vote of 21 to 15, the Senate voted to make gay marriage legal in California. If the Assembly can find a few more votes (they shot this bill down 41-37 in June), all that will stand between California gay couples and marriage licenses is the Terminator.

Since such progress is unlikely to reach Illinois any time soon, I must content myself with the fact that the two reviews I wrote earlier this week have vaulted me to spot 3088 in Amazon's reviewer rankings. At this rate, I may break into the top 1000--sometime in 2008. But a rank starting with the number "2" is looking like a distinct possibility.

Have a good Labor Day weekend.

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