Oh, and I was so excited.
Just a few minutes ago, I received a "tweet" shouting the glorious news that the California Supreme Court had overturned Proposition 8.
Except that … they didn't.
Turns out that the LA Times themselves posted a story from their very own paper that's exactly a year old – the one about the Supreme Court decision that started the whole Prop 8 mess. And I, and many many others, fell for it. And I sent out a LOT of "re-tweets" proclaiming the good news … and then, about five minutes later, went back and retracted them all, with sincere apologies.
So … here's the scoop: Despite what you might have heard on Twitter or from a Tweeter, Prop 8 was not overturned today. But neither was it validated. No news is not necessarily good news, but neither is it too, too terrible. If you hear that a decision has been made on Prop 8 one way or the other, the best place to go is http://www.latimes.com/prop8 … the most recent stories will appear at the top of the page. Okay … as Ana Marie Cox just tweeted:
PROP 8 HAS NOT BEEN OVERTURNED. Please return to your normal jaded world view.
Still and yet, the adrenaline rush was worth it. And, we still have Maine, and New Hampshire … A snapshot of the madness in the Twitterverse below the fold …