California Supreme Court Overturns Same-Sex Marriage Ban
Breaking news from Towleroad…
California’s Supreme Court has overturned the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. Here’s a bit of the court’s opinion that was posted on Towleroad: “Furthermore, in contrast to earlier times, our state now recognizes that an individual’s capacity to establish a loving and long-term committed relationship with another person and responsibly to care for and raise children does not depend upon the individual’s sexual orientation, and, more generally, that an individual’s sexual orientation — like a person’s race or gender — does not constitute a legitimate basis upon which to deny or withhold legal rights. We therefore conclude that in view of the substance and significance of the fundamental constitutional right to form a family relationship, the California Constitution properly must be interpreted to guarantee this basic civil right to all Californians, whether gay or heterosexual, and to same-sex couples as well as to opposite-sex couples.”
I couldn’t agree more… Way to go California!
It will be interesting to see the response this brings, both in California and across the nation.