Thursday, May 15, 2008

Freedom on the march

The New York Times reports that the California Supreme Court overturned a ban on gay marriage today.

"Our state now recognizes that an individual's capacity to establish a loving and long-term committed relationship with another person and responsibly to care for and raise children does not depend upon the individual's sexual orientation," the court wrote.

The city of San Francisco, two dozen gay and lesbian couples and gay rights groups sued in March 2004 after the court halted San Francisco's monthlong same-sex wedding march.

"Today the California Supreme Court took a giant leap to ensure that everybody -- not just in the state of California, but throughout the country -- will have equal treatment under the law," said City Attorney Dennis Herrera, who argued the case for San Francisco.
Equal treatment under the law. Not too much to demand in a country that prizes human rights and individual liberty. Seems downright American to me.

posted at 12:51:00 PM by Neil

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