Lawyers attack Nebraska gay-couple ban

C.E. Dorsett

A ray of light in the struggle for equal rights:

In oral arguments in one of the nation's most important gay rights lawsuits, the ACLU and Lambda Legal on Monday told a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit to strike Nebraska's wide-ranging anti-gay constitutional amendment.

Ratified by voters in November 2000, the amendment is the only measure in the country explicitly to single out gay couples for disfavored treatment (

In a fair world where the Constitution would be read and applied justly, this case would be a no brainer. I am a little concerned that under the most conservative judiciary in who knows how long might enshrine bigotry into the court's decision.

[sigh] Living in the “heartland”, I can tell you that this bigotry is a generational bias. In ten years it will be seen as quaint, and in twenty years people will wonder if people really believed those hateful things.

My name is Charlie, but if your looking for my work, I go by C. E. Dorsett.  I write scifi, fantasy, and a touch of horror.  I like to play with gothic, steampunk, decopunk, epic fantasy, and wuxia.  I love to tell stories and talk about books, movies, series, and music.