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Thoughts On the Recent Supreme Court Rulings

The Supreme Court is the highest court in the land. However, that does not mean that I as an individual citizen has to agree with every ruling.

Though it is not written in stone, it is a tradition that all Presidents release copies of their tax returns and/or financial statements. Since you know who won the election nearly four years ago, he has come up with every excuse in the book as to why the paperwork has not been made public. Today, SCOTUS ruled that the tax returns have to be released to prosecutors in regards to the cases building against him in New York.

On the surface, the decision by SCOTUS (including you know who’s choices to join the court) seem like a 100% victory. It’s not, the fine print says that much. But it is a giant step in the right direction. The big baby is not immune from prosecution and must conform to the laws like anyone else.

The other ruling concerns the constant determination by the right (and the current administration by extension) to deny a woman her right to contraception. Instead of directly denying a female employee access to birth control, they are leaving it up to the prerogative of her employer.

If you can, imagine the following scenario: a pregnant woman goes to her doctor for a routine checkup. She is told that there has been a change to the fetus. It is no longer medically viable. She could carry the pregnancy to term, but there are risks in doing so. She could also end the pregnancy, but her employer does not believe in abortion. If she chooses an abortion, she will have to pay a potentially outrageous sum out of pocket because of her employer’s beliefs.

Does that sound right to you? It doesn’t sound right to me. From my perspective, the only thing my bosses should be worrying about is my ability to do my job. My personal life (medical decisions included) are frankly, none of their dam business.

Happy Thursday.

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Jenny’s Wedding

Hollywood, depending on whom one sometimes speaks to, is either behind the times or right on target.

Katherine Heigl’s newest film, Jenny’s Wedding, is right on target. In light of the recent SCOTUS ruling that states that marriage is no longer just between one man and one woman, Jenny’s Wedding put a human face on the issue.

Based on the trailer, Jenny (Katherine Heigl) and Kitty (Alexis Bledel) are not stereotypes. They are simply two women in love who want marry and have the same privileges as Jenny’s straight and married sister, Anne (Grace Gummer).   Jenny’s parents, Eddie (Tom Wilkinson) and Rose (Linda Emond), again based on the trailer, are like many parents. They see the change that is going on in this country, but they cannot truly confront their own feelings until the issue in the persona of their daughter.

It will be interesting to see how this movie is received when it is released later this month.

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July 3, 2015 · 12:24 pm