Thursday, August 5, 2010

A good day in the courts

Yesterday U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker issued a 136-page decision striking down California's Prop. 8, which had outlawed same-sex marriage in the state.  The decision, available here, concludes that there is no moral or legal reason to ban same-sex marriage and that doing so violates the Due Process and Equal Protection clauses of the U.S. Constitution.

This is a true victory for equal rights, akin to decisions like Brown v. Board of Education.  The legal process is just beginning, but it is beginning in the right way.

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