Prop 8 Ruled Unconstitutional
(In case you’d forgotten, Proposition 8 was a ballot initiative that took away millions of Californians’ right to marry, on the grounds that they love the wrong kinds of people.)
Any moment now, I expect to hear explanations of how earthquakes, wildfires, el niño, the poor box office showing of Mel Gibson’s next project, and Pet Shop Boys concerts are all expressions of God’s wrath.
Update, 18:04: Tony Perkins of the
Patriarchy Family Research Council criticizes the ruling, on the grounds that, well, one-man-one-woman is how it’s always been. He also compares this ruling to Roe v. Wade. Which, I can’t help noticing, the right-wingers still haven’t managed to overturn despite decades of trying.
No word from NOM NOM NOM yet.
Update, 18:17: NOM tweets
NOM Decries Federal Court Decision Invalidating Proposition 8. http://ow.ly/2l9qm #prop8 #NO4M
Full text of their rebuttal:
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Update, 18:30: An obviously butthurt Heritage Foundation whines about “judicial activism”.
Update, 19:20: Newsweek/WaPo’s On Faith has a roundup of religious people’s reactions.