California Supreme Court overturns gay marriage ban

In what is a huge step for the US, the California Supreme Court has struck down a law banning same-sex marriage as being unconstitutional.  In their own words, they say that

One of the core elements embodied in the state constitutional right to marry is the right of an individual and a couple to have their own official family relationship accorded respect and dignity equal to that accorded the family relationships of other couples,” wrote Chief Justice Ronald M. George, joined by Justices Joyce L. Kennard, Kathryn Mickle Werdegar and Carlos Moreno.

Unbelievable.  They’re arguing that people should be able to marry anyone they wish.  That’s the same argument that Canada used when they legalized same-sex marriage.  That’s something we here at 4080 stand behind, because equality is the number one most important aspect of any person’s right.

What’s even more impressive is that the mayor of LA has said he would officiate at same-sex marriages, and the Governator himself Arnold Schwarzenegger has said that he would abide by the ruling.  The issue is that in November there is a proposed measure to amend the state constitution to ban same-sex marriage.  This would overturn the Court ruling.  Arnie has said he would oppose this ballot measure, which is pretty bold for a Republican.  Here’s hoping he does.

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