Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Bad Day for Gay Marriage

Posted by Greg Hambrick on Tue, Sep 18, 2007 at 3:19 PM

Maryland's high court overturned a lower courts decision that the state's ban on gay marriage was unlawful.

The majority opinion said that while the court agrees that marriage is a fundamental right, it says there is no fundamental right to marry someone of the same sex.

Can anyone — anyone — say that with a straight face (no pun intended).  The court said it's up to the legislature. Which leads to the next news of the day from California, where Arnold vowed to again veto the overwhelmingly approved bill granting gays and lesbians marriage rights in California.

The only thing that would change his mind, he said Monday, is if voters overturned Proposition 22 which was passed by the electorate in 2000 to stop gay marriage, but which courts have ruled only applies to marriage performed out of state.

Speaking of other states. Former Mass. Governor Mitt Romney, in an attempt to garner support from Christians, has dragged out the Rights favorite whipping boys: Adam and Steve.

Romney, who has come under criticism from conservatives for his past support of gay rights issues, says he is the only major GOP candidate backing a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage.

Lest we forget…

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