California joins Massachusetts in allowing homosexuals to marry.

So the California Supreme Court decided to strike down the state’s anti-gay marriage law and already some pundits are claiming it will make gay marriage a campaign issue. Which is fine, I suppose, because it puts John McCain in a rather awkward position:

John McCain, the GOP nominee-in-waiting whose position on the issue rankles the Republican Party’s conservative base, sought to strike a delicate balance to the Thursday ruling.

He “supports the right of the people of California to recognize marriage as a unique institution sanctioning the union between a man and a woman, just as he did in his home state of Arizona,” his campaign said in response. “John McCain doesn’t believe judges should be making these decisions.”

McCain rejected the will of the state’s high court even as he tried to maintain his long-held stance that the issue should be left to the states. He suggested that he backs an effort by California’s religious conservatives to put a constitutional amendment defining marriage as solely between a man and a woman on the November ballot.

From where I’m standing the issue of gay marriage is clearly one of the suppression of the rights of a minority based on their sexual orientation and as such Supreme Courts should not only be making decisions on the issue, but should be making the same decisions as the courts in California and Massachusetts. Michigan, unfortunately, is one of the states that put their anti-gay bigotry right into our state constitution, but I hold out hope that we’ll get around to reversing that decision before too long.

Link sent in by an SEB reader who didn’t provide a name, but thanks for sending it along just the same.

5 thoughts on “California joins Massachusetts in allowing homosexuals to marry.

  1. My new job has a gay and lesbian group, and I signed on as a ‘associate’ member (full membership not available for obvious reasons).  The local organiser happily refers to her civil partner as her ‘wife’.  In fact I did ask if gay wives were easier to handle than straight ones, and did she want to swap.  Apparently caused her wife to laugh!

    I suppose Moloch better move to LA so he’s ready when he becomes 18.

  2. More hypocrisy from the man who declared in Feb. of last year that he would, if elected, appoint justices to the SCOTUS with the intent of overturning Roe v. Wade.  But justices shouldn’t legislate from the bench.  Uh-huh. 

    But, then, should we expect even the pretense of checks and balances from the jack-booted imbiciles who’ve been wiping their asses with the Constitution for the last seven years?

  3. I entered this in another blog, and it applies here as well: This article from the AP of Sept 24 by Lisa Leff (AP writer) is titled: California Religious Leaders Push for Gay Marriage Ban. The first paragraph:

    Hundreds of pastors have called on their congregations to fast and pray for passage of a ballot measure in November that would put an end to gay marriage in California.

    The one that made me stand up and notice:

    The Knights of Columbus have given nearly $1.3 million, making the Catholic fraternal organization the largest single contributor to Yes on 8. Donations from individual Mormons account for more than $6.4 million of about $17.3 million raised so far, according to Mormonsfor8.com, a Web site set up by a church member.

    Is it me, or does raising $17.3 million for bigotry seem gross? Let’s see if the power of propaganda is still as strong as it once was.

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