Friday, April 03, 2009

Yeah, Okay!

Iowa, like Sweden, has ruled that Gay Marriage is legal.

Supreme Court Justice Mark Cady, who wrote the unanimous decision, at one point invoked the court’s first-ever decision, in 1839, which struck down slavery laws 17 years before the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the right of a slave owner to treat a person as property.

Iowa’s gay marriage ban “is unconstitutional, because the county has been unable to identify a constitutionally adequate justification for excluding plaintiffs from the institution of civil marriage,” Cady wrote in the 69-page opinion that seemed to dismiss the concept of civil unions as an option for gay couples.

When the kid was weeping in my arms yesterday because everything was so terrible, this was one of the things I pointed to, to show her that we were, in fact, winning: gay people were being treated like humans in Sweden and Vermont and Mass. (and now Iowa!), thanks to Science (it works, bitches!), we have saved the ozone layer, dolphins are winning, the ACLU is on the case,
and who, who, WHO won in November?

Yeah, you rite!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Who won in November? We did. --L