ANSWERS: 19
  • Well yes, but I'd call it a victory for equal rights for all, including marriage. See my related question http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/750218
  • Yes, history is made today in California! HRC President Joe Solmonese issued the following statement today: This is a historic day for the state of California, and a long-awaited day for the plaintiffs in this case and their families. The California Supreme Court has made clear that same-sex couples in committed relationships and their families deserve the same level of respect afforded to opposite-sex couples. The court did its job by ensuring that the state constitution provides the same rights and protections for everyone. This is a decision that strengthens California families.
  • I am not an American, but wish to congratulate California. That is good news for all, especially for those who don't meddle into someone else's lives.
  • Congrats to those involved! And to us also, that can live in a slightly free-er world!
  • wow, ya defenitly. i think banning gay marriage was like not letting women and african amercians to vote, ya know, it was only a matter of time
  • For all really, it seems Americans are finally realizing not everyone is living freely like we want to gloat to others.
  • A long awaited victory !
  • I'd go further and call it a victory for human rights. The majority doesn't have a right to restrict the human rights of minorities via legislation. This is a very clear precedent in US history and law, and should be respected.
  • Heh, it's certainly not a defeat.
  • Yes. Good for the state of CA! Now, if it is unconstitutional in California surely it is also unconstitutional throughout the US???
  • About freaking time.
  • Antigone said it best with [EDIT]: HER answer.
  • I was so pleased to hear this. Another victory for human rights! Lets hope the rest of the nation starts following along....
  • Certainly a step in the right direction for all.
  • yeah good, any win for the constitution be it for freedom of speech, same sex marriage or human rights of any kind is a victory we need! SLowly but surely the beauracrats are whittling away what few freedoms we have left, VIVA CONSTITUTIONE'
  • Another battle won in the war against bigotry! Yeah Cali!
  • finally, it only made sense!!
  • Perhaps my answer will escape the mindless wrath of the *"phobe trolls". I think this is excellent and is another small step in overthrowing the unjust tyranny of what hopefully is not a true majority. Unfortunately however, the forces of hate have managed to impose an anti-same-sex-marriage proposition on the California ballot for this November's election. I'm an HRC member and we're doing what we can do ensure that counter-measure's enormously-deserved defeat. Here's an excerpt from an email that I just received from EQCA (Equality California): "Could right-wing forces take away the freedom to marry at the ballot box in California? Yes. Because the court based its decision on rights guaranteed by the California Constitution, right-wing groups are trying to amend our state Constitution to eliminate these fundamental constitutional protections and take away the basis for the decision. These groups, which have received significant funding from out-of-state right-wing organizations, are placing an initiative on the November 2008 ballot that will ask voters to amend the California constitution to reverse the court’s decision and deny gay and lesbian couples the freedom to marry. Already, many state leaders are expressing their opposition to this proposed constitutional amendment. For example, in a public statement on April 11, 2008, Governor Schwarzenegger stated that an initiative to amend the California Constitution to ban gay and lesbian couples from marriage was 'a waste of time,' adding 'I will always be there to fight against that. It will never happen.' We agree with Governor Schwarzenegger that these outsiders are wasting their time and money trying to turn California into a state that would use its Constitution to take away civil rights and hurt families. But it will take every one of us to stop this antifamily initiative. For more information about how to get involved, contact Equality For All at www.EqualityForAll.com ." *Thanks for that term, Red. ;)
  • The comment about "catching" homosexuality is a tad bit hypocritical with regards to the fact that you are all for the union of a man and a man or a woman and a union as it hints to prejudice. I think that allowing gay marriage is a major step backwards away from the laws that not only our founders laid down in the constitution but also the laws and foundations that God had laid down in the beginning of time. People think followers of Christ are intolerant of other people...we're not..but we are intolerant of what is against our Father's Heart. This great country has turned face from God and if you look at where we've come, I pray God isn't turning his away from this country.....

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