Thursday, May 15, 2008
San Francisco is Rejoicing
History was made in California today when the CA Supreme Court ruled that a ban against gay marriage was unconstitutional. While the ruling may have little effect, as it may ultimately be nullified by a proposed ballot initiative for this November's elections, this is a huge moment in the fight for equality that has been waged by same-sex marriage advocates across the country.
Individuals that fail to see the parallels between the prohibition of gay marriage and an earlier prohibition against interracial marriages are nothing but roadblocks impeding the progress of this great nation.
As one wise friend of mine once said, "gay relations aren't for me, but if you like it, I love it." It is not our place to dictate what should or shouldn't happen in the bedroom or what should or shouldn't be recognized as a marriage signifying commitment and the highest forms of love.
Even if this victory is short lived, the coming months are going to be amazing. The number of wedding ceremonies are going to skyrocket. The Village People will once again have an album in the top ten. Clay Aiken bookings are going to shoot through the roof. Even Jeremiah Wright might experience a "gay marriage" boost as religious fanatics the nation over will likely have harsh words for us liberals here in California.
Let the games begin. Bay to Breakers is going to be even more fun this year.