August 7, 2010

Hat off to Chief U.S. Judge Vaughn Walker for overturning California's Prop 8 ban on gay marriages.

Ethically, the ban is akin to the old racist bans on inter-racial marriages. Committed couples are families in and of themselves and have been raising and do raise families, whether or not the law recognizes them as such. This will give both "partners" the rights to act as parents, which they both are, for their children. Not to mention the other benefits that go with being a spouse for those employed at companies that still offer spousal benefits, like health insurance.

It'll be interesting to see how this plays out when it finally reaches the Supreme Court. I hope the Justices look at this as the civil rights issue that it is, rather than a state's rights argument, the likes of which kept Jim Crow in place for far too long.


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