Reads almost like poetry

“The right to marry has been historically and remains the right to choose a spouse and, with mutual consent, join together and form a household. Race and gender restrictions shaped marriage during eras of race and gender inequality, but such restrictions were never part of the historical core of the institution of marriage. Today, gender is not relevant to the state in determining spouses’ obligations to each other and to their dependents. Relative gender composition aside, same-sex couples are situated identically to opposite-sex couples in terms of their ability to perform the rights and obligations of marriage under California law. Gender no longer forms an essential part of marriage; marriage under law is a union of equals.” – Federal District Court Judge Vaughn R. Walker smacking down California’s odious Proposition 8, a ban on same-sex marriage

3 Comments

  1. Ian

    Let’s hope the Supreme Court does the right thing when the time comes.

  2. Ian

    Oh and the best part: The “activist” judge who made the decision was a Reagan appointee. In 20 years, Republicans will attributing this great act of establishing equality to Reagan, even though they stood against gay rights at the time.

  3. It will be interesting to see what SCOTUS comes up with on this, don’t you think…?