Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Tide is Changing

If the California Supreme Court rules in favor of allowing gay marriage, as is expected, do we all understand the magnitude of this decision?

Massachusetts set the precedent with Goodridge vs. the Department of Health. The first state in the country that allowed equal marriage rights. Because it's not so much about "gay marriage" now is it? It's about fair and equal access to rights.

If California rules in a similar fashion? It is no longer a single rouge state. It's a movement across the country.

I don't think marriage rights are the end all and be all of the LGBT civil rights movement. But it is a cornerstone. A key piece.

And funny thing? California doesn't have an antiquated law from 1913 that doesn't allow people from out of state to get married.

There will be no stopping the tide of change.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Sue J said...

a single rouge state

sorry, I can't resist. I think you meant "rogue" state. But i like the idea of a "rouge state," too.

;-)

7:48 AM  
Anonymous donald said...

keeping my fingers crossed that california will join mass, in allowing same sex marriage.

so sue, you ARE a lipstick lesbian!! LOL

7:54 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

LOL, thanks sue...

rouge... it's what we're all wearing these days. especially teh boys

8:42 AM  
Blogger Sue J said...

yes, teh boys are wearing it here, that's for sure!

Donald, I'm more the "chapstick" kind of gal, myself!

9:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

all lesbians are chapstick lesbians! :)

9:26 AM  

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