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A/P: Judge overturns Calif. gay marriage ban

4 August 2010

Yup. 

If at first you can’t persuade the voters, ask a judge to legislate from the bench. 

By LISA LEFF, Associated Press Writer Lisa Leff, Associated Press Writer

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal judge overturned California’s same-sex marriage ban Wednesday in a landmark case that could eventually land before the U.S. Supreme Court to decide if gays have a constitutional right to marry in America.

Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker made his ruling in a lawsuit filed by two gay couples who claimed the voter-approved ban violated their civil rights.

Gay couples waving rainbow and American flags outside the courthouse cheered, hugged and kissed as word of the ruling spread.

“This is a victory for the American people. It’s a victory for our justice system,” said former U.S. Solicitor General Theodore Olson, who delivered the closing argument at trial for opponents of the ban.

He said the ruling “vindicates the rights of a minority of our citizens to be treated with decency and respect and equality in our system.” 

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Gee, ya think they’ll go after clerics who refuse to officiate over such ‘marriages’ ?

Or adoption agencies who refuse to allow children into the homes of same-sex couples?

Naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah.  That would be almost as absurd as redefining marriage to be between not exclusively heterosexual.  😉

Oh.  No.    {:0>

– Elder

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