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08/15/2010

All the [marriage licenses] that are fit to print

by Jeremy Hooper

And now this from the good people who bring you The New York Times:

Because of Judge Walker’s firmly reasoned and occasionally soaring decision earlier this month, there was no reason to continue the prohibition. After a full-blown trial that gave opponents every opportunity to prove the harm caused by same-sex marriage, the court found that it caused no harm whatsoever to the state or society. But substantial harm was caused to gay and lesbian couples by depriving them of their constitutional rights.
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[The appeal question] is up to Ninth Circuit. But even if Judge Walker’s ruling stands in California, it would be a shame if the case stopped there. Only through appeals, first at the Ninth Circuit and, ultimately, the Supreme Court, is there a chance that the principles set down by Judge Walker will apply to the entire country. Yes, there is the possibility that the judgment could be struck down, but it is sometimes necessary to take big risks to get important results, as the lawyers behind this lawsuit have demonstrated. If same-sex couples in California have the constitutional right to be part of the mainstream of society, then so should every couple in America.
FULL: Editorial: In Defense of Marriage [NYT]

"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself"
-President Franklin Delano Roosevelt


"Do or do not -- there is no try"
-Jedi Master Yoda


"Now I know that they all love me like I love them. Like, I stuck up for them - that's why I got hit in the face, and I think they realize that and they realize I'm a nice person and I care about everybody in this house and now they all feel the same way about me."
-Snooki


Find your perseverance, fellow gays and allies: Despite how many times we've been hit in the face, we're gonna make everybody up in this house love us!

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