By the time I finish this amicus brief research, I really am not going to want to think about DOMA and Prop 8 ever again. It’ll be worth it if it helps sway the mind of a Supreme Court justice though. Speaking of which, I have a hard time wrapping my head around the idea that I’m playing even a tiny role in what may turn out to be this generation’s big civil rights cases. I definitely didn’t expect that when I applied to law school, not when I set out to do IP law and am taking a ton of IP classes. I guess that platitude about how life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans is true.
Also, I wish everyone could read all of the testimonials I’ve been working through. So many of them make me want to cry. Or want to give these kids who responded a hug and to tell them that life really does get better and that the future is theirs for the taking. I only hope I can do justice to representing their voices, because they deserve to be heard. When you’re young, your whole life ahead of you, it’s supposed to be full of limitless possibility, with the feeling that anything you can dream up you can do. No kid should look to the future and see roadblocks to their dreams for no other reason than how they were born.