We’ve taken one step further in the battle of trying to spread civil rights for all and have come closer to judging someone not by the color, sexual orientation, gender, religion, or any other unique factor or trait, but by the content of their character.
The 9th Circuit Court in California struck down the state’s voter-passed ban on gay marriage Tuesday, Jan. 7, ruling 2-1 that it’s unconstitutional and that it violates the rights of gay Californians. The decision backed up District Judge Vaughn Walker, who ruled in August of 2010 that the state of California has no “rational basis” to single out gay men and women as ineligible for marriage and to support a bill that was enacted in 2008 to impose more obstacles for acceptance in the LGBT community.
This is obviously a very wonderful thing not only for the LGBT community but also for anyone who wants or wishes for equality for everyone else as well, but I’m also still a little saddened that the Circuit Court had to decide to get rid of the hateful discrimination against gays and lesbians and not the people of California themselves. Continue reading “No More Prop H8, But Why Didn’t It Come Sooner?”