Thursday, August 05, 2010

Prop 8: One for the good guys

"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. Because California has no interest in discriminating against gay men and lesbians, and because Proposition 8 prevents California from fulfilling its constitutional obligation to provide marriages on an equal basis,the court concludes that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional."

– Vaughn R Walker, United States District Chief Judge, in his decision in Perry v Schwarzenegger, declaring California's infamous Proposition 8 unconstitutional.


Roger Owen Green said...

Topic for 2Political -how does SCOTUS deal with this case?

Juli Ryan said...

I'm so excited about this elegant ruling by Judge Walker. It's like a love letter for SCOTUS Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Arthur (AmeriNZ) said...

Roger: My thought exactly.

Juli: It does, doesn't it?

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