This week, after George Bush told 4 million poor children and their parents to go fuck themselves and stop being so poor, at least 3 Republicans have shown that they still have a heart and a pulse after overturning a particularly insidious piece of legislation from Oklahoma from 2004.
...that's what Oklahoma lawmakers were striving for in 2004 with their chillingly titled "Adoption Invalidation Law," which targeted adopted children with gay parents.
That wrongheaded statute declared that Oklahoma would refuse to recognize "an adoption by more than one individual of the same sex from any other state or foreign jurisdiction." In other words, if a gay couple and the child they adopted in, say, California or Maryland moved to Oklahoma or simply drove through Oklahoma on vacation, they would not be treated as a legally recognized family by any Oklahoma official -- whether a police officer, public school teacher or judge.
Sounds un-American, doesn't it? It's also unconstitutional. That's what a federal court of appeals told Oklahoma on Aug. 3 in striking down the law. A panel of three judges -- all of them Republican appointees -- of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with a lower court ruling that Oklahoma's anti-family law violated the U.S. Constitution's Full Faith and Credit Clause, which requires states to honor one another's judicial judgments, including adoptions.
I mean, if Okalahoma wants to hate on gay people (which they do), then fine. I don't know who in their right fucking mind would want to live in that ugly-ass, wasteland, vacuum of a state anyway, but to intentionally target little kids to suffer is just pathological. You seriously can't get much lower than that. That's like being mad at someone, so you decide to torture their cat to get revenge.
Beyond that, I'm actually left a little speechless.