Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Down With Homophobic Punctuation Marks!

(Wedding photo from 1907. Whatever she's wearing, I love it.)

Judge Walker's ruling will go down in history along side Brown v. Board of Education and Loving v. Virginia. A couple of my favorite nuggets follow.

The simplest, truest statement I read:

"...(T)he Equal Protection Clause renders Proposition 8 unconstitutional under any standard of review."

Walker makes clear that Prop 8 was based on animus:

"Many of the purported interests identified by proponents are nothing more than a fear or unarticulated dislike of same-sex couples."

Walker also suggests that those little quote marks the bigots like to use (homosexual "marriage") are unconstitutional too:

"Plaintiffs do not seek recognition of a new right. To characterize plaintiffs’ objective as “the right to same-sex marriage” would suggest that plaintiffs seek something different from what opposite-sex couples across the state enjoy--namely, marriage. Rather, plaintiffs ask California to recognize their relationships for what they are: marriages."

Well, that about wraps it up for bigotry.

Or does it...?

What WILL the 9th circuit do?

Stay tuned for another exciting installment of "Up Yours Maggie Gallagher!"

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