Friday, December 20, 2013

Maybe You Should Give Her a New Family

Earlier today, a federal court judge ruled that Utah's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. Basically the judge ruled that denying people the right to do something a majority of people can do violates the 14th Amendment and that fear and disgust is not a valid reason to deny people basic human rights. The actual quote from Judge Robert Shelby is:
In the absence of such evidence, the State's unsupported fears and speculations are insufficient to justify the State's refusal to dignify the family relationships of its gay and lesbian citizens.

As someone who lives in a state with a, now unconstitutional, ban on same-sex marriage, I congratulate the people who are now rushing to get married before the attorney general orders all marriages stopped. I support you and hope you are able to keep the rights bestowed upon everyone else in this country and that those rights are extended to others in states where they are still treated as less than human.
The line at the Salt Lake County Clerk's office where at least 200 people are waiting to get married.
Why is Brutus offering to buy Hattie Christmas presents? I don't care how close her and Wilberforce are, you don't go buying presents for random neighborhood youths.

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