Thursday, May 15, 2008

Meanwhile in California

Well, this is nice: equal marriage was upheld in California today:
As expected, the California Supreme Court, in a 4-3 decision, ruled today that state laws banning same-sex marriage are discriminatory:

The long-awaited court decision stemmed from San Francisco's highly publicized same-sex weddings, which in 2004 helped spur a conservative backlash in a presidential election year and a national dialogue over gay rights.

....Today's ruling by the Republican-dominated court affects more than 100,000 same-sex couples in the state, about a quarter of whom have children, according to U.S. census figures.
(Republican-dominated court, heh.) Upon hearing the news, the staff at lifesite immediately gasped, swooned, clutched their pearls and hit the fainting couch running, with a mighty whomp! sending a flurry of springs and feathers flying everywhere, and... SHRIEEEEEEEK!!!:
"Today the California Supreme Court imposed, through judicial fiat, so-called same-sex marriage on Californians, thus totally disregarding the sanctity of marriage and the will of the people. (emphasis mine)
Quick! The smelling salts! Well damn darn those activist judges, disregarding "the will of the people". But equal marriage is a human rights issue, and should human rights issues even be subject to the "will of the people"? I think not, but it goes back to "the people" in November, so we'll see.

But notwithstanding the issue being on the ballots in November, there's apparently still lots to bitch about. What's this action: "The California Supreme Court imposed...". Now how is equal marriage "imposed" on anyone who doesn't agree with it? Nobody's being forced against their will to marry someone of the same sex. But the socons opposed to gay marriage should know all about "imposing wills", shouldn't they?

Some days I cut these nitwits some slack because I realize the little acorns rattling around in their braincases aren't all that functional, but other days I'd rather just tell them to shut the fuck up and try concerning themselves with something that's actually any of their goddamn business. Guess which kind of day I'm having today.