Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Proposition 8 Overturned at Last

Recently, California's infamous Proposition 8 (the one that re-banned gay marriage) was struck down as unconstitutional by a federal court.  Thus, at least for now, gay marriage is once again legal in the great state of California.  However, the ruling will unfortunately be appealed, and apparently no new gay marriages are supposed to be performed in the state during the appeal process.  It is far from certain what the Supreme Court will do.

We at the True Spirit of America Party applaud the recent ruling, and hope that the Supreme Court soon rules against Prop 8 as well.  It is not only the right thing to do, it is the constitutional thing to do.  Since the 14th Amendment was written, the overwhelming lack of equal protection under the law given to same-sex couples has been hiding in plain sight all along.  When equal protection is denied for any reason, that requires real justification (not simply moral disapproval) to be constitutional, something the anti-gay folks have failed to show.  There is zero hard evidence that allowing gay marriage will destroy the institution of marriage or Western Civilization, whatever that means.  Nor is there evidence of any other sort of harm from recognizing such unions.  And all purely religious arguments against it ought to be tossed out as well due to separation of church and state.  Thus, there is no good reason to ban gay marriage, especially not in 2010 given all that we know now.  It's called evolution, which is something the haters should try sometime.