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Friday, July 07, 2006

New York rejects marriage equality

We were hoping but to no avail. The New York Supreme Court rejected the notion that denial of marriage rights is an affront to the constitution. They made it sound real nice.
But I have a different idea of what went on. When I read this statement
We do not predict what people will think generations from now, but we believe the present generation should have a chance to decide the issue through its elected representatives
I realize that the republicans have once again been successful. They have accused the judiciary of being "activist" and here we are. The New York court is backing down and making the case that the legislation needs to make these decisions. It is not up to the court to state that basic inequality should be corrected, it is up to the state legislature. So now we have a situation where the republicans have been victorious and made it possible to write discrimination into law. The courts won't address it. This is serious.

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