Thursday, May 15, 2008

(Image taken outside of SF City Hall, circa 2004)

Gay Marriage Legal in California!

Hooooraaaay!!! The California Supreme Court lifted the ban on gay marriage today, exactly one year to the day that hatemongering evangelist Jerry Falwell kicked the bucket. I hope he's turning over in his grave--scratch that, I hope he's going ape shit as his decaying corpse vainly attempts a few primal screams, his skeleton demon hands feebly trying to scratch his way out of a million dollar casket.

From the LA Times:

The reaction to today's ruling outside the courthouse in San Francisco was one of jubilation as couples, once denied marriage, hugged, kissed, shouted and shook their fists at the sky. Holding up a sign that says, "Life feels different when you're married," Helen Pontac said she was beyond words.

"Oh, wow," she said. "It felt so good when we got married in San Francisco. This feels better."

She hugged her partner Shelly Bailes. "The best day of my life was when I met Helen," Bailes said. "This was as good as that."

Of course, opponents will try to overturn this ruling in November, but, for now, more than 100,000 same sex couples--a quarter of which have children--can rejoice and share a collective sigh of relief.

1 comment:

Sean Wraight said...

This is terrific news Amity! My extremely "neo con" province (Ontario) legalized gay marriage seven years ago and it still stands today. I sincerely hope California is just as fortunate come November.

Excellent stuff indeed.