And so it is that once again same sex marriage is legal in the State of California. To not allow same sex couples to marry, Judge Walker today ruled, goes against the Constitution of the United States of America. In his ruling, Judge Walker stated that the plaintiffs demonstrated by “overwhelming evidence” that Proposition 8 violates constitutional equal protection rights. California can no longer enforce its voter sanctioned ban on same sex marriage. In his words, “Proposition 8 fails to advance any rational basis in singling out gay men and lesbians for denial of a marriage license. Indeed, the evidence shows Proposition 8 does nothing more than enshrine in the California Constitution the notion that opposite-sex couples are superior to same-sex couples.”
And so today in California it is so ordered than adults who love each other can make that declaration public and legal.
It is so ordered!
It is also so ordered by conscience and common sense that we safeguard social justice for everyone. If one person's constitutional freedom is at risk then no one is safe.