Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Judge Walker's Decision

Sometime tomorrow afternoon United States District Chief judge Vaughn R. Walker, who presided over a trial earlier this year on the constitutionality of California Proposition 8, will release his long awaited ruling on whether that 2008 ballot initiative violates the United States Constitution.  The ruling is expected to be released sometime between one and three.  That time frame is a lot more manageable than those given by the cable company or the gas company or the mobile vet.  At any rate, however the judge decides, lawsuits will be filed.  This issue is far from resolved in this state.

Okay.  So Al Gore may not be the best spokesman on behalf of marriage but he is a consistent spokesman on behalf of basic human rights and social justice.  The right to marry is not an issue of religion but one of justice.  At this point in the steady march of the LGBT community toward justice, it seems that the only people who really care about impeding that progress are the ones terrified of life's possibilities.

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