My home state rocks…today!

Posted on August 4, 2010. Filed under: Culture, Health, HowTo, Musings, Philosophy, Spirituality |

“Proposition 8 fails to advance any rational basis in singling out gay men and lesbians for denial of a marriage license. Indeed, the evidence shows Proposition 8 does nothing more than enshrine in the California Constitution the notion that opposite-sex couples are superior to same-sex couples,” the judge wrote in a 136-page ruling that laid out in precise detail why the ban does not pass constitutional muster.

The judge found that the gay marriage ban violates the Constitution’s due process and equal protection clauses.

“Because Proposition 8 disadvantages gays and lesbians without any rational justification, Proposition 8 violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment,” the judge ruled.

Thank you U.S. District Court Chief Judge Vaughn Walker for seeing sense. As I’ve mentioned before on this blog; I’m not terribly politically involved, but human rights are one of my handful of political passions. I know there is a long road ahead, but I shall take time today to feel some elation along it.

Hurrah! 😀

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Why does it take 136 pages to rule on something that was summed up nicely in something else he said in his ruling:

“The evidence shows conclusively that moral and religious views form the only basis for a belief that same-sex couples are different from opposite-sex couples,” Walker. This is all that needed to be said!

I hope that stands as a reminder for those fundies in the Supreme Court, because this is where this will eventually end up (credit due to the LDS Church!). The judges there I hope will keep at bay their own religious and moral perspectives and bring this country out of dark ages when it comes to the liberties that count!

I agree with what you’ve said, tricipian, and thank you for adding the quote. It really does sum it up, and, as it’s not the business of the US Supreme Court to legislate religion or morality, I share your hope. To love where one will, and have the right to choose its expression is basic. 🙂

Amen Muse. Every third or fourth day I think that humanity might actually survive. This was one of those days.

Rich, you rock, too, with this comment! Thank you. I like to think humanity will survive as well, in a sane and supportive way. Much aloha to you. 🙂

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