Facebook is red today.
Today the supreme court begins hearings over Prop 8 and DOMA, to decide (possibly) whether or not gay marriage ought to be constitutional. It's an exciting and scary time. As a social work student (and a human being), of course I want gay marriage to be legal. However, I've read a few articles that hint at scary possible other outcomes to these cases. Also unfortunately, I've read that we probably won't be hearing any decisions until June.
What this means is that soon facebook will go back to being it's normal color, and most people will forget that they got all excited today about gay marriage. Until June, LGBTQ rights activists will be waiting with their fingers crossed, hoping for a good outcome. Or, just possibly, they'll keep fighting just as hard as ever.
This article has a good dissection of what we can expect from individual justices.
This article makes me nervous.
Also, I read an article earlier this week on how the supreme court might use these cases to argue that no one gets social security benefits instead of everyone, but I cannot for the life of me find that article. It's a terrifying possibility, and if anyone's seen that article, please let me know!