Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA, Ignores Prop 8

I guess I should just be jumping for joy, but talk about a pussy decision. The court still hasn't decided if we have a fundamental right to marry. And while striking down the so-called Defense of Marriage Act is huge -- and the beginning of something big -- today's two "rulings" said this: It's up to the states to decide if we have a right to marry. And if a state says yes, it's a violation under the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution to disparage it. But when a state said no -- as in California, where they voted against same-sex marriage -- the Supreme Court decided not to weigh in or respect the state's right to vote against it. (Huh?) It makes no sense -- well, other than to have the most narrow ruling possible -- but woo-hoo! We "won"! Read HERE.

1 comment:

Craig Rasmussen said...

The good part about the "luke warm" rulings is that it does set up an equal protection argument in the states. And, it sets up challenges for people married in one state and then living in a state where there isn't marriage equality.

A long road to go still, but thankful for the progress today.