The XX Factor

We’re Talking About: Prop 8 Ruled Unconstitutional, Fake Kids, and War Crimes

-A federal judge’s verdict yesterday struck down Proposition 8, the California ban on same-sex marriage. The ruling is only a step on the path to a longer battle that will likely end in the Supreme Court. [ The New York Times ]

- Dan Quayle ‘s son posed with two adorable young girls for his family-friendly campaign mailer. The problem? The young candidate doesn’t actually have kids . [ Gawker ]

- Naomi Campbell testified against former Liberian leader Charles Taylor , admitting that the war criminal had given her “blood diamonds” at a dinner in 1997. [ People ]

- Vanity Fair asks, are you a Jacqueline or a Marilyn ? [ Vanity Fair ]

Photograph by Janek Skarzynski/AFP.