Awesome news from Cali: A federal appeals court has ruled that the homo-hatin' same-sex marriage ban Proposition 8 is unconstitutional, garnering cheers from awesome people who are in favor of basic human rights and more grumbles from grumpy pants haters who now vow to take their battle to the Supreme Court. Listen to them seethe. From Huff Post:
"We are not surprised that this Hollywood-orchestrated attack on marriage — tried in San Francisco — turned out this way. But we are confident that the expressed will of the American people in favor of marriage will be upheld at the Supreme Court," said Brian Raum, senior counsel for the Alliance Defense Fund, a Christian legal aid group based in Arizona that helped defend Proposition 8.
And now, a more reasoned opinion.
"Proposition 8 serves no purpose, and has no effect, other than to lessen the status and human dignity of gays and lesbians in California, and to officially reclassify their relationships and families as inferior to those of opposite-sex couples," states the opinion written by Judge Stephen Reinhardt, one of the court's most liberal judges.
Celebrate. We won another one. And we'll keep on winning.