Friday, May 16, 2008

Go California!

Yay! The State of California has re-legalised same-sex marriages. I particularly like this bit of the ruling:
there can be no doubt that extending the designation of marriage to same-sex couples, rather than denying it to all couples, is the equal protection remedy that is most consistent with our state’s general legislative policy and preference
Also available from the New York Times (with photos of happy couples celebrating).

And according to the BBC,
The decision is expected to re-invigorate the fight for same-sex marriage rights nationwide, say gay activists and legal experts.

This makes me so happy.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is excellent news. Of course, the "family values" spokespeopel are already trying to decry this an act of "judicial activism" (which is rather amusing considering that three of the four assenting judges are Republican and were appointed by Republican governors) and are pushing for an amendment to the state constition to "define marriage as between one man and one woman." Fortunately, LGBT rights activists are also gearing up to speak out and campaign against such an amendment.

This is a mix of good news and a reminder that we need to keep going.