**Update 2 – My original post regarding both Floyd Landis and the Washington State gay marriage decision has turned into a very lengthy “debate” on gay marriage. See the comment thread below.
**Update – More news and enlightenment coming out regarding Landis and testosterone. This Testosterone 101 article at VeloNews is especially good. It could be a real shame if this is a false positive, or a fluke sample, because Landis’ reputation really is ruined already.
Floyd Landis, the hero of this year’s Tour de France has tested positive for “high levels of testosterone”. I hope he’s got high levels of testosterone, he’s a guy! Oh, they probably mean abnormally high levels of testosterone. After the rollercoaster Tour and the impressive comeback by Landis, this is a big let-down, but not entirely surprising. This just goes to further tarnish the reputation of pro-cycling. Heck, we have diving and head-butting in soccer, juicing in baseball and cycling, sexual assaults in football and basketball… and we call these people professional athletes? Role models? And they’re paid millions for it?
And then there was yesterday’s decision by the Washington State Supreme Court to uphold the ban on gay marriage. Eli Sanders at The Stranger sums up the details of the ruling quite well. Reading some of the quotes from the justices is just painful: “…limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples… furthers the well-being of children by encouraging families where children are reared in homes headed by children’s biological parents.” Awesome! This decision not only bans gay marriage, but returns all foster children to their biological parents, reunites divorced parents, and makes sure all women are married before they give birth. Impressive!