Friday, August 31, 2007

Yes, and the Sky is Blue

Which is what I have to say about this:

Polk County Judge Robert Hanson struck down Iowa's prohibition on same-sex marriage Thursday.

In his 63-page decision, Hanson wrote that the statute excluding same-sex couples from marriage "violates Plaintiff's due process and equal protection rights for the aforementioned reasons including, but not limited to, the absence of a rational relationship to the achievement of any legitimate governmental interest." Therefore the law is "unconstitutional and invalid."

Also, I would like to say, about time.

Really, what rational reason exists for denying gay folk the right to marry?

Some religions think it's not okay?

So let their churches preach it to their congregations. This is not a theocracy, last time I checked. It's a free country -- anyway, we're claiming it is. It's a place where religions do not, in fact, get to make our laws, but where reason makes our laws. No reasonable objection exists for barring gay marriage, despite the religious right's many attempts to create one; therefore, yes, gay people should be able to marry.

It's a no-brainer.

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