Aug. 4th, 2010

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I give thanks to the higher human mind that logic and reason prevailed.

As I read in this article, U.S. District Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker (who's bound to be a household name by tomorrow morning) found that the notorious proposition "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."

The whole idea was repulsive to me from the beginning. Let's ask everyone, many of whom prefer to remain ignorant about you and hateful towards you, if they want to take away one of your basic unalienable rights. I knew it would end up in the supreme court, and I was hoping for an outcome like this.

But the Prop. 8 backers will appeal, and this may go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. And I hope it does. It's time we all asked ourselves honestly, do we want to be the sort of society that denies an entire class of citizens a basic right, based on a factor over which they have no control? And more abstractly, are we so overburdened with love in our society these days that we can afford to look down our collective nose at it?

Here's how strongly I feel about this. I will not marry a man in any state until I can marry a woman IN ANY STATE.


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