Friday, February 04, 2005And Now For Some Good News
The New York State supreme court ruled that gays must be allowed to marry. It's really a pretty obvious argument when you think about it:
The ruling said the state Constitution requires same-sex couples to have equal access to marriage, and that the couples represented by Lambda Legal must be given marriage licenses.
"This is a historic ruling that delivers the state Constitution's promise of equality to all New Yorkers," said Susan Sommer, Supervising Attorney at Lambda Legal and the lead attorney on the case.
"The court recognized that unless gay people can marry, they are not being treated equally under the law. Same-sex couples need the protections and security marriage provides, and this ruling says they're entitled to get them the same way straight couples do."
Our grandchildren will be appalled that this was ever even worthy of discussion. Equal and civil rights for everybody! |