The California Supreme Court has overturned a gay marriage ban in a ruling that would make the nation's largest state the second one to allow gay and lesbian weddings.And because California already offers domestic partnership which afford same-sex couples the same legal rights as opposite-sex married couples, it doesn't leave opponents of this decision much wiggle-room: If domestic partnerships already guaranteeing the same legal rights are not good enough, there's not a hell of a lot of space to provide yet another alternative to fully. equal. marriage.
The justices' 4-3 decision Thursday says domestic partnerships are not a good enough substitute for marriage. Chief Justice Ron George wrote the opinion.
…The case before the court involved a series of lawsuits seeking to overturn a voter-approved law that defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman.
With the ruling, California could become the second state after Massachusetts where gay and lesbian residents can marry.
Of course there's a "coalition of religious and social conservative groups" that is already organizing to try to get a measure"on the November ballot that would enshrine California's current laws banning gay marriage in the state constitution," but fuck them and fuck their bigotry and fuck their retrofuck fuckery. I hear equality coming down the tracks—and they really just need to get the hell out of the way if they don't want to get crushed.