June 26th, 2003

You know, I SPEAK whale...

Saw Finding Nemo again last night, loved it even more the 2nd time,. This is one of those movies I really couldn't get tired of. Mom says it wasn't as good as Lilo & Stitch, but that she liked it. ::coughcoughLOYALISTcough:: I sat next to tiredofdreaming, who got all weepy with me during the sappy parts. A few times I had to put my arms around the ol' girl's shoulders! It was great fun.

So far I've made 5 logos for Nexus, so photol I need you to get with the guys in the band and set up a time for no later than Friday of next week for everyone to come by here to see them and discuss the pending photo session. I have some free time next week, so we have to meet by then, because I don't know when I'll have that luxury again. I have a lot of ideas, but need some feedback before most of them can go forward, so make this meeting happen!

I made four of the shirts for Pride yesterday, and finished printing the transfers for princessqtpi and ryno_v_6point7, so you guys make sure I get your t-shirts by Friday so I will have time to make the transfers and wash them before Sunday.

Friday night I have all 3 kids here, we're going to get pizza and watch Treasure Planet. Well, they are anyway - I'll most likely be making t-shirts or working in PS7.

Saturday night is the Sugarland concert at the Uptown Tap, just another heads up if you're planning on going. I'm not entirely sure of who is going or not, but we will definitely be there. I promised Jennifer I would take pictures of the band and the show, I am doing some artwork for them that (hopefully) will go towards t-shirts and posters, and with any luck a new album cover. Keep your fingers, toes, and eyes crossed for me!

YAY!! I'm no longer a criminal!

High Court Strikes Down Sodomy Law

WASHINGTON (June 26) - The Supreme Court struck down a ban on gay sex Thursday, ruling that the law was an unconstitutional violation of privacy.

The 6-3 ruling reverses course from a ruling 17 years ago that states could punish homosexuals for what such laws historically called deviant sex.

The case is a major reexamination of the rights and acceptance of gay people in the United States. More broadly, it also tests a state's ability to classify as a crime what goes on behind the closed bedroom doors of consenting adults.

Thursday's ruling invalidated a Texas law against ''deviate sexual intercourse with another individual of the same sex.''

Defending that law, Texas officials said that it promoted the institutions of marriage and family, and argued that communities have the right to choose their own standards.

The law ''demeans the lives of homosexual persons,'' Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote for the majority.

Laws forbidding homosexual sex, once universal, now are rare. Those on the books are rarely enforced but underpin other kinds of discrimination, lawyers for two Texas men had argued to the court.

The men ''are entitled to respect for their private lives,'' Kennedy wrote.

''The state cannot demean their existence or control their destiny by making their private sexual conduct a crime,'' he said.

Justices John Paul Stevens, David Souter, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer agreed with Kennedy in full. Justice Sandra Day O'Connor agreed with the outcome of the case but not all of Kennedy's rationale.