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May 15, 2008
A Great Day for Civil Liberties

Today the California Supreme Court ruled that it was a violation of equal protections under the California Constitution to deny same sex couples a marriage. The decision is here.

The only storm cloud on the horizon is a constitutional referendum on the November ballot.

The two most interesting diabolical thoughts I've heard today. This is a boon for McCain's chances to win California as it will drive conservative voters to the polls that would otherwise have been apathetic. Even if the referendum passes it may have the perverse outcome of making marriage unconstitutional for all parties as the equal protection violation remains even if the proposition passes.

However, the key thing today is this. Congratulations to those who love someone that they've not been able to legally commit to!

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