Tuesday, May 26, 2009

See, was that so difficult?

Today the CA Supreme Court did the right thing.

They interpreted the CA Constitution.

They did not play politically correct games, they didn't let personal feelings and/or minority activist agendas overtake the rule of law. They looked at Proposition 8, which passed by a majority of the popular vote (which took place at the same time as the liberal landslide that was the '08 election), and decided it was constitutional. This is the way it is, and this is the way it should have gone all along.

They didn't retroactively nullify the "summer of love" same-sex marriages that took place last year, or anything "punitive" like that. They pointed out that which has been obvious for many years in California law, for those who'd bother to read and understand it before stripping naked and fornicating in the streets in protest: same-sex couples are entitled to form domestic partnerships which confer upon them the same rights and responsibilities that hetero couples have, just without the term "marriage" applied. For those who feel the need to have a spiritual/religious element applied - go get it "blessed" by your favorite [non-Catholic] minister, rabbi, guru, duck-billed platypus, or what/whoever floats your boat.

So all you crying Castro-ites....get over it. You can still share financial responsibilities, you can share custody, you can duke it out over who gets the Baccarat when the party's over. (Wasn't it mostly about the party in the first place?)

You lost fair and square. Now get on with your lives.


Packrat said...

Thank you! This isn't a laughing matter, but you just about had me rolling on the floor. I am really amazed (and greatly relieved) that the CA Supreme Court didn't over turn this.

The Digital Hairshirt said...

Good and pithy analysis, Kit!

Kit said...

Thanks ladies...I did self-edit something about 'sharing connubial coital bliss" :). And dammit Digi, I am nothing if not pithy. I may not get nominated for any friggin' CC awards (sniff sniff), but I think we could make up a little trophy...the coveted golden "Pithy Helmet" award, say, and let the current holder pass it to the pithiest post of the day or something.

Joe of St. Thérèse said...

Beautiful commentary :), There's still hope for us Californians who are stuck here, lol...