Monday, March 14, 2005

California: the land of gay rights

San Francisco County Superior Court Judge Richard Kramer ruled today that a state ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional. Once again, California is leading the way on gay rights. The gay rights movement reminds me alot of the civil rights movement. The majority of people in the south did not want blacks and other non-whites to have same rights under the law, but eventually the civil rights movement won the day. Today, in most places in America the majority of people do not want homosexuals to have the same rights as hetrosexuals, but I predict that once again the advocates of equal rights will eventually win this battle.

"It appears that no rational purpose exists for limiting marriage in this state to opposite-sex partners... The idea that marriage-like rights without marriage is adequate smacks of a concept long rejected by the courts -- separate but equal"- San Francisco County Superior Court Judge Richard Kramer