Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts’ lesbian first cousin, Jean Podrasky, will be attending Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s arguments before the Supreme Court on gay marriage. She should wave and blow a kiss to her cousin, "Hi Johnny!"
who lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her partner Grace
Fasano, announced the news in a blog post at the National Center for
I know that my cousin is a good man. I feel confident
that John is wise enough to see that society is becoming more accepting
of the humanity of same-sex couples and the simple truth that we deserve
to be treated with dignity, respect, and equality under the law. I
believe he understands that ruling in favor of equality will not be out
of step with where the majority of Americans now sit. I am hoping that
the other justices (at least most of them) will share this view, because
I am certain that I am not the only relative that will be directly
affected by their rulings.
The LA Times
reports that Podrasky got the tickets to this week’s oral arguments by
emailing Roberts’ sister, who put her in touch with Roberts’ secretary.
Podrasky and her partner hope to meet Roberts during their trip.
As Aravosis says, "It’s hard to deny the humanity of someone you know and love."