Dissed in the District: 'Right' to majority tyranny gets another principled smackdown
Today, D.C. Superior Court Judge Judith N. Macaluso issued a ruling [pdf] rejecting the arguments in a case brought by anti-marriage equality activists and backed by thirty-nine Republican members of Congress that argued the D.C. Board of Elections was wrong to prevent a ballot initiative defining marriage as only between a man and a woman. Marriage equality advocates are the victors in the case with the judge upholding the election board’s decision that the initiative would violate the Human Rights Act and is therefore not a proper subject for the ballot.
DC Court Rejects Anti-Marriage Equality Initiative [HRC Backstory]
So this means that the marriage equality foes will back their bags and go home, realizing that several reasoned bodies have cast sensible decisions, which obviously trumps their personal discomfort around gay people. They are ready to let civil fairness reign, containing their own faith-based biases to their own homes, lives, families, and houses of worship. Peace will rule the day from this point forward.
[::sigh::] A 'mo can dream.
Cue the crying about "activist judges" in 5...4...3...2...
Posted by: RainbowPhoenix | Jan 14, 2010 2:42:59 PM
The day will never come when they actually get it through their thick skulls that they have no chance in D.C.
Their vile hatred is that deep.
Posted by: Dale | Jan 14, 2010 2:56:44 PM
This decision sets up the final and most critical chapter in this fight: the DC Court of Appeals. The appellate court is not bound by either of the 2 pro-gay rulings from the Superior Court or from the Elections Board. The anti-gays did not appeal to this court last time when the issue was out-of-state marriages, but they will definitely do so now. We don't really know how this court will come down.
I think we will win, but until the Court of Appeals speaks, this thing is completely up in the air.
Posted by: Ziggy | Jan 14, 2010 9:33:28 PMcomments powered by Disqus