Another One Bites the Dust

And another one gone, and another one gone, another one bites the dust:
A federal magistrate judge ruled Tuesday that Idaho's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

U.S. District Magistrate Judge Candy Dale wrote in the decision that Idaho's laws banning same-sex marriage unconstitutionally deny gay and lesbian citizens their fundamental right to marry.

Dale said marriage works a fundamental change on the lives of all who experience it, and it holds immense personal and spiritual significance.

Idaho's laws wrongly stigmatize gay and lesbian couples and relegate their families to second-class status without sufficient reason, she said.

Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter already has said he intends to appeal the case.
And then he made some bullshit statement about freedom blah blah fart, which I will not be giving any time in this space, because it is bigoted rubbish.

Congratulations, Idaho believers in equality! Woot!

I really love Judge Dale's clever argument here: Marriage holds immense personal and spiritual significance and there's not sufficient reason to deny it to some people. That really leaves the bigots in a quandary, dunnit? Since their argument is that marriage holds immense personal and spiritual significance which is why it's necessary to deny it to some people.


Dale's basically made it so they have to concede her argument to disagree with her decision. LOL. Awesome.

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