A federal appeals court today ruled that California’s Proposition 8, a ban on gay marriage, violates the U.S. Constitution.
According to the 9th circuit court of appeals, that popular vote “serves no purpose, and has no effect, other than to lessen the status and human dignity of gays and lesbians.”
It’s unclear how this ruling will play out: either there will be another relatively local hearing or it will immediately go to the Supreme Court. Either way, this case has national ramifications and gay Americans such as myself will soon have the opportunity to have our government recognize that our love is equally pure, worthy of recognition and beautiful as our straight counterparts.
While I may not marry a Romney son, I will be able to marry… I have someone in mind. He’s not wealthy, but he’s super hot and makes me happier than anyone ever in the world, and that’s good enough for me! Though I live in NYC, so can tie the knot if I want, I would rather wait until my queer comrades coast-to-coast can do the same. Because, you know, I believe marriage should be available to all Americans, federally and equally everywhere.