Thursday, May 15, 2008

California Declares Gay "Marriage" Legal.

California legalizes gay marriage while Texas carts heterosexuals off to prison.

SAN FRANCISCO -The Sacramento Bee- "A deeply divided California Supreme Court legalized gay marriage in an opinion issued Thursday morning.

Wild cheers echoed throughout City Hall and other spots where proponents had gathered Thursday morning awaiting the opinion, which came on a 4-3 vote.

The case stems from challenges to state law by gay couples who were married in ceremonies at San Francisco City Hall in 2004, when Mayor Gavin Newsom began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples."

This is interesting though;

"Legal challenges to those marriages eventually led to the high court invalidating them six months later. California voters already had approved by a wide margin a measure in 2000 that declared marriage to be only between a man and a woman."

Maybe some intrepid polygynist will go to San Francisco and ask for a "three way" marriage license.

UPDATE (more from the same article);

"Domestic partnerships are not a good enough substitute for marriage, said the opinion written by Chief Justice Ron George."

The object is to force us to accept a definition of marriage other than our own.

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