December 20th, 2008

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OK, more news later. But:

In the wake of Proposition 8 in California, a group moves to have all same-sex marriages already performed in the state annulled. Which seems kind of jerky to me.

And state attorney general Jerry Brown (yes, the former governor) asks the California Supreme Court to have Proposition 8 overturned on the grounds that it infringes on the right to liberty and pursuit of happiness. And I've often said this is the argument that they can win this on.

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"Today, more than ever before, science holds the key to our survival as a planet and our security and prosperity as a nation. It's time we once again put science at the top of our agenda and worked to restore America's place as the world leader in science and technology."
-President-elect Obama

Top read: George Packer on looking back at the painful past, and why we must.

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LATimes gallery of unanswered entertainment questions of 2008.

"The First Lady of Trek": Majel Roddenberry passed away.