"And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God"
-- Micah 6:8

"The duty of the prosecutor is to seek justice, not merely to convict."
-- American Bar Association Standard 3-1.2(c)

"There may be a legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not however with regard to abortion and euthanasia."
--Pope Benedict XVI, June 2004

Friday, May 16, 2008

California Court to Mormon Fundies: Move Here!

California Supremes: being homosexual is just like being black, so just as the state can't constitutionally ban interracial marriage, it can't ban homosexual "marriage."

Uh, Justices: there's a slight difference: interracial couples sought the same right to marry enjoyed by same-race heterosexual couples; they did not seek to define marriage out of existence by altering the very meaning of the word, something Californians democratically thought to be a bad idea.

Only the most activist, unprincipled court could be arrogant enough to ignore the people and redefine what a word has meant for 4,000 years (at least), a job best left, as the dissent points out, to the people.

If I were advising the Mormon Fundamentalists, I'd tell them to take their polygamy gig and move it to California, since there is no rational basis there now to bar polygamy (or incestuous marriage, or any other consensual coupling that can be devised).

1 comment:

WomanHonorThyself said...

well said!!