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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Huge Win for Marriage Rights in CA!!!

This is a big deal. The CA Supreme Court upheld the rights of same-sex couples to marry! I just want to cry right now.

It's so cool. So just. So right.

It doesn't get any better than this. As goes California so goes the country is the old saying. The fight for basic fairness goes on around the country. Go to the link I've provided for more details.

My congratulations to all the happy couples in California!

Actual language from the decision:

Furthermore, in contrast to earlier times, our state now recognizes that an individual’s capacity to establish a loving and long-term committed relationship with another person and responsibly to care for and raise children does not depend upon the individual’s sexual orientation, and, more generally, that an individual’s sexual orientation—like a person’s race or gender—does not constitute a legitimate basis upon which to deny or withhold legal rights.

I personally know civil rights attorneys who are in tears of joy right now...


Zach W. said...

This is certainly a good thing, but the fight's not over yet. There are still folks in California who are trying to make sure a Constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage makes it onto the ballot this fall.

Cat said...

Hope you don't mind me linking to you!

georgia said...

Not sure that this is a good thing AT THIS TIME. I remember the repugnant shout in 2004 - - - and they WILL use it again. Anything to avoid the REAL issues - no????