OK, a trial that's either about the 1) historic imperative to extend a basic civil right to a routinely persecuted minority, or b) a crisis that threatens our children, religious expression and the sanctity of heterosexual marriage, depending on how you vote, is more than a "kerfuffle." But this next thing here, this is definitely no "brouhaha." It's barely a "flap."
The SF Gate's Scavenger blog reports that the righteous forces of Yes on 8 are not amused that their stick-figure logo for straight families united against unstraight families has been parodied (or, hey, infringed) by the folks from across the aisle (political aisle, not the one a wedding party walks).
A pro-marriage-equality group parodied the ProtectMarriage.com logo for its Prop 8 Trial Tracker site (hope they're following Dan Levine's daily stream of insightful courtroom tweets). And, shockingly, the ProtectMarriage people turn out to be kinda upset about it. I know, who saw that coming? So we have a suit for infringement, blah blah. We present the logos of both sides for your consideration.
And we offer this thought: the Trial Tracker folks' parody consists of making the figure wearing pants wear a dress, suggesting that the little blue children Have Two Mommies, as they say. Oh, and like a cadre of Cosmo photo editors, they shave a little weight off the figure's waist. It's funny, and stick-figure iconography has to be simple and clear, but it's still kind of ironic that a group opposing small-minded limitations in gender roles resorts to "(skinny) girls wear (short) skirts" to make their point*.
— Brian McDonough
*And before you hit me with the obvious, I quote from the Tracker website: "Just so we are clear on intent. We asked our graphic designer for a lesbian couple, not two men in drag."