Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Prop 8 Unconstitutional

I am sure that just about everyone will have heard this by now, but a California judge has just declared California's recent referendum against gay marriage to be grossly unconstitutional.

What I like about this ruling is that the judge in question was first appointed by none other than Ronald Reagan, and was turned down because of his stands against gay rights. He was reappointed by the first Bush, and approved then.

This isn't stopping right wingers, of course, who are already calling him a liberal and gay himself. They don't seem to want to deal with the fact that he was selected by their demigod, Reagan.

1 comment:

magpie said...

"Moral disapproval alone is an improper basis on which to deny rights to gay men and lesbians. 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."
Far reaching principles expressed therein...

For what it's worth, the Governator, another Republican, said "a milestone in America's road to equality and freedom for all people".
I think he's right.

Interesting coverage here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2010/aug/05/us-supreme-court-gay-rights