Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Washington Gay Marriage Victory

A Washington State Court has just ruled the state's prohibition on same-sex marriage illegal under it's state constitution. The case is Anderson v. Sims.

Just a quick note: If I hear a single conservative organization saying how this shows how the Massachusetts Supreme Court's decision will quickly be forced to spread across the land, I'll go ballistic. This case dealt solely with the Washington state constitution and how its interpreted in Washington. Every other state has its own constitution, with its own clauses and interpretations. So while, yes, the FMA would have stopped this ruling, that's only because the FMA contained a clause telling states how they could and couldn't interpret their own constitutions, which is ridiculous.

The ruling, by the way, was stayed until the Washington Supreme Court could weigh in.

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