26 July 2006

Gay marriage ban upheld in Washington State

This was a major issue being talked about during my Seattle visit earlier this month.

Those moralistic motherfuckers east of the Cascades - and imported hatemongers in Bellevue - have been handed a victory in this close 5-4 decision by the state Supreme Court.

The decision only says, however, that the state's "defense of marriage" act is constitutional. It doesn't say anything about gay marriage itself, and one justice was quoted as saying that the inequities faced by gay families needs to be addressed somehow. A future legislative action or voter initiative will be able to legalize gay marriage or California-style domestic partnership.