Friday, November 30, 2012

Big Step Backwards for NV and Gay Marriage

Many of us were disappointed that the Supreme Court decided to not decide anything today.... and while we wait for next week and continue to hope that the Court will either weigh in on DOMA or rule that it doesn't need to rule on Prop 8 (which would therefore lead to the CA court's ruling of Prop 8 being unconstitutional, ie CA would get gay marriage)... we must face some other negative news.

Federal Judge Rules Nevada Can Ban Same-Sex Couples From Marriage

Yeah.

Apparently, "Judge Robert C. Jones, a George W. Bush appointee, found that the U.S. Constitution's guarantee of equal protection of the laws does not "[prohibit] the People of the State of Nevada from maintaining statutes that reserve the institution of civil marriage to one-man–one-woman relationships."

.... So... that whole equal under the law thing only applies if your fellow state residents decide that you deserve equality.

There is also this little gem: "Homosexuals have not historically been denied the right to vote, the right to serve on juries, or the right to own property," he wrote, in dismissing claims of a history of discrimination"

Le Sigh


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