In this ruling by a California judge there is a faint ray of hope in the battle for equality.
A judge ruled Monday that California's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional, saying the state could no longer justify limiting marriage to a man and a woman.

Yeah, it'll be appealed, but it's a start.

I completely understand the religious rights' contempt for gays and gay marraige--though I disagree with it. But I may never understand why they think their view of marraige based on their bible is the only acceptable view in a country with more belief systems than radio stations. Or why they feel they their own marraiges are threatened by gays.

The article also states there may be a ballot measure before the people regarding gay marraige in November. This would remove the issue from the courts and hopefully settle it for good. With any luck, I'll be living back in California by then. That'd be the proudest vote of my life.


Blogger Evan Jones  said...

There was a happy demonstration at the courthouse in San Luis Obispo on the way home tonight with lots of television cameras taking it all in. You�re right, it�s not over, but it�s a start. Marriage is between people, not concepts, not biological descriptions. We have had many friends through the years who are gay. Two lesbian couples we know are raising children due in part to the California Sperm Bank. The children of those relationships will be loved far in excess of the average child. I�ve known men who raised children from former marriages, and helped dress them up for dates with young members of the opposite sex. We hold them up as examples of good people and parents based on their humanity, not their sexuality, or sexual preference. They will always be the butt of jokes, except the sterner lesbians, perhaps. You want to be careful who you make fun of. But they will tend to laugh along. They understand themselves to be outside the norm, but not outside of humanity.

Monday, March 14, 2005  

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