In California, A Victory For Equality

May 15, 2008 at 11:52 am (amazing things, LGBT, politics)

A friend of mine just called me and told me the good news: the California Supreme Court has ruled in favor of same-sex marriage! (The link contains the full transcript of the decision.) The vote was 4:3.

Hooray!

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5 Comments

  1. Lola said,

    Well, on the one hand, this is kind of great and on the other, I just can’t understand why gay people want to get married. I am a lesbian in a civil union, so I am really pleased about the equality aspect, but marriage is such a patriarchal institution….

    Oh, hell, really, I am very happy.

  2. Daisy said,

    Hey there Lola!

    Marriage definitely has an objectionable history. The ideal, really, would be the abolition of legal “marriage” — civil unions for all, and religious arrangements for those who choose them.

    Things being as they are, though, marriage isn’t going anywhere any time soon. It remains the best way for couples to legally ensure their rights as partners and parents. So as a matter of practicality, same-sex couples need to have access to marriage in order to protect their (our) families. Also, as long as marriage is going to stick around, it damn well better be equitable!

    : )

  3. Tyler said,

    Interesting comment Daisy.

  4. ballgame said,

    That’s great news.

  5. Brendenator said,

    Whoooooo hooooo!!!!!!! Par-tay! Victory! Yay for Gay!

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