So you know we have this Prop 8 trial going on here in California.
And so in-between getting my actual job done and working on the Haiti relief stuff we have going on here at All Saints Church AND keeping an eye on the weather forecasts of mudslides (heavy at times) happening in Southern California this week, I've been checking in on the "Prop 8 Trial Tracker" -- offering live blogging from the trial in San Francisco.
Lots of interesting stuff going on -- particularly today as "our" attorneys took on the LDS and Roman Catholic churches.
But what I'm writing about -- quickly here before I head out into the dark and stormy night -- is the weird twist of an inside story about the Prop 8 folks suing the Prop 8 Trial Tracker folks over the logo they're using on their website.
Here's the Trial Tracker logo:
And here's the logo from last fall's Yes on 8 campaign:
And what's the argument the Yes on 8 folks are using in their motion to get the Trial Tracker folks to drop the logo that looks ever-so-much-but-not-quite-like-theirs in an "in-your-face-we're-a-family-too" kind of way?
Wait for it.
They argue that the logo of a family made up of two woman and two children is “substantially indistinguishable” from a logo of a family made up of one man, one woman and two children.
As the Trial Tracker blog noted, "So, according to ProtectMarriage.com a lesbian family is “substantially indistinguishable” from a straight one? Hey, will you admit that in court? Pretty please, it would be mighty useful."
"We continue to be entertained by the Prop 8 attorneys simultaneously admitting that the two images of gay parents and straight parents are “substantially indistinguishable,” and yet failing to grasp that that the difference between the logos illuminates the core difference between their views and ours."
Honestly, folks -- you couldn't make this stuff up! Stay tuned ...