Thursday, May 15, 2008

Yay. Just Yay.

This is just, well, right.

Lee Moulton, a gay man with his partner in Palm Springs, cried with joy as he heard of the decision of the Supreme Court overturning the state's ban on same-sex marriages.

UPDATE: Hat tip to Drew for the quote from the actual decision - it just seems so logical and right to me:

"Furthermore, in contrast to earlier times, our state now recognizes that an individual’s capacity to establish a loving and long-term committed relationship with another person and to responsibly care for and raise children does not depend upon the individual’s sexual orientation, and, more generally, that an individual’s sexual orientation—like a person’s race or gender—does not constitute a legitimate basis upon which to deny or withhold legal rights. We therefore conclude that in view of the substance and significance of the fundamental constitutional right to form a family relationship, the California Constitution properly must be interpreted to guarantee this basic civil right to all Californians, whether gay or heterosexual, and to same-sex couples as well as to opposite-sex couples."

Thanks, Drew. Yeah, it is a beautiful statement.


Anonymous said...

how are doin'?

Dave said...

Two down, forty-eight to go!

Darth Gateau said...

welcome to the civilised world California!

john said...