Friday, June 28, 2013

New Yorker photo manip: Kirk/Spock's "Moment of Joy"

 Of course, to Kirk and Spock, this is a historical document.

My first-ever photoshop! (with a ton of phone help from bink)

Star Trek photo manip of the New Yorker cover "Moment of Joy" by Jack Hunter:
Sesame Street's Bert and Ernie watch the Supreme Court of the United States striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA):

From the Supreme Court decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy writing for the majority:

DOMA singles out a class of persons deemed by a State entitled to recognition and protection to enhance their own liberty. It imposes a disability on the class by refusing to acknowledge a status the State finds to be dignified and proper. DOMA instructs all federal officials, and indeed all persons with whom same-sex couples interact, including their own children, that their marriage is less worthy than the marriages of others. The federal statute is invalid, for no legitimate purpose overcomes the purpose and effect to disparage and to injure those whom the State, by its marriage laws, sought to protect in personhood and dignity. By seeking to displace this protection and treating those persons as living in marriages less respected than others, the federal statute is in violation of the Fifth Amendment.
from "Supreme Court Bolsters Gay Marriage With Two Major Rulings" (New York Times, June 26, 2013)

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