Sunday, May 18, 2008

California Dreaming

Both the Slate Political Gabfest and Left Right and Center brought up the California Supreme Court's ruling about gay marriage, which, of course, has right wingers throwing hissy fits.

The Court ruled, apparently, that California simply must allow gay marriage, despite the fact that the people have voted referendums down that support it.

I think the Court, in short, is 100% right, and here's why. We fought a Civil War to settle whether or not you could obey some of the laws or all of the laws. The simple truth is that the Constitution guarantees equal protection under the laws. Period. It really doesn't matter how the people feel about it. If enough people feel strongly about it, repeal the damn amendment. If you're not able to do that, keep passing your stupid referendums and let the courts knock them down, because you can't decide that one group of adults is going to be given one set of rights, and another is going to be given another set. And that, bottom line, is the gay marriage issue. And I'd love to hear someone explain how it's anything else.

1 comment:

  1. Amen, brother! If you don't want one group to have rights, then your group doesn't get them either! Well put. Thanks.


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