Friday, October 11, 2013

Suppose it were Friday lxxvii: Smith girl in transit

Ages ago, they came down to
my college in New Jersey in
buses, too brilliant to  be
trusted, too sharp to be re-
sisted. Not now. Theirs are
qualities that educate good
men-in-learning, even in con-
sternation. Patience and dis-
cretion find their day, and 
their night. Tonight, I re- 
visit Northampton, home al-
so of Roderick Hudson; and I
do remember this gentle phra-
sing of the obvious, from
Judge Mary C. Jacobson's
unanswerable judgement in a
closely watched case. A very
long time in coming, you say.
And is this not her day, too.

Granting a stay [of judgment] 
would simply allow the State to 
continue to violate the equal 
protection rights of New Jersey 
same-sex couples, which can hard-
ly be considered a public interest.”

 Garden State Equality v. Dow

The New York Times
October 10, 2013

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