I must live in one of the queer-friendliest bubbles in the world, since fully 75% of the most recent Facebook status updates, email-blasts, and general blah-blah in my world is swirling around the absofuckinglutely brilliant judgment out of California, overturning the hateful Proposition 8, which attempted to limit marriage to straight couples.
Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker is the man of the hour, laying it out in no uncertain terms that the ban on SSM violates Constitutional rights to due process and equal protection under the law, while failing “to advance any rational basis in singling out gay men and lesbians for denial of a marriage license.”
Prop 8 assholes will be mounting an appeal, of course, but frankly, it isn’t looking good for them. This HuffPo article noted that two high-profile California pols, the Governator and AG Jerry Brown, who previously douched out and supported the measure, refused to speak on its behalf during the most recent hearings. And check out this Gallup Poll from May of this year.
History and logic and no-foolin’ right-ness is on our side. Cheers to Judge Walker, the couples who brought the challenge, and all my queer peeps, married, wanna-be married, and don’t-wanna-be-married. Equality NOW!
Read more, and see some great photos at CNN.