Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Noted For Future Reference

A federal judge in San Francisco decided today that gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry, striking down Proposition 8, the voter approved ballot measure that banned same-sex unions.

U.S. District Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker said Proposition 8, passed by voters in November 2008, violated the federal constitutional rights of gays and lesbians to marry the partners of their choice.. His ruling is expected to be appealed to the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and then up to the U.S. Supreme Court.
You know, there is a reason why it's difficult to write this law without causing constitutional trouble - it's against the constitution. I'm being premature of course - it will have to go up to the Supreme Court, and they might strike it down there or if they're weasels about it, kick it back down to the individual state level. Either way it's going to be really hard to uphold it and keep the constitution intact, 'cause the constitution don't roll like that homey.

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