Tuesday, November 18, 2003

A step ahead for gay marriage? 

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, this morning, ruled 4-3 that a ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional.

There's not going to be immediate issuance of licenses, as the court has rather obviously punted the issue back to the legislature and/or lower courts to hash it out. But this truly is a step in a positive direction for allowing people to marry whomever they choose, regardless of what is or isn't dangling between their legs.

It's a good day for justice.

But would somebody please let the Democratic presidential nominees to answer any questions trying to pin them down on the issue with something along the lines of "That's a decision for the states"? I'm under no illusion we're going to get any of the "God hates fags" vote, and frankly I don't want it, but there are plenty of people who don't give a shit about the issue as long as its not in their backyard, so lets not push it until there's a little more umph behind it, no?


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