Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Scattershot Misses Once In California

The anti-gay-rights folk lost one of their many fronted attacks in California yesterday. The state Supreme Court refused to hear a challenge to domestic-partner law.

Showing his true spite and intentions, Randy Thomasson, president of the Campaign for Children and Families commented on his loss. "Thankfully, the voters of California don't need to accept this. They can override the judges and protect marriage once and for all in the state Constitution."

His group and a few other homophobic ones also sponsor or support the two initiatives circulating that intend to limit marriage to one man and one woman. These simultaneously would void domestic partnerships. Even though straight couples and relatives can also register for domestic partnerships, the Thomassan types are willing to sacrifice them just to get at the gays.

An article
in the San Francisco Chronicle on the issue, quotes executive director of Equality California, Geoff Kors, as saying the attacks that include the domestic-partnership law are poison pills.
"We believe we have a very good opportunity to become the first state to defeat one of these ballot measures," Kors said. He said Wednesday's court order was "a major victory for the lesbian and gay community" and would affect tens of thousands of couples and their children.
From here, it looks like there a good chance on both coasts that the haters have overestimated public acquiescence to their anti-gay efforts. When you are willing to hurt an elderly straight couple in a partnership to keep health benefits just to get at the gays, you can be seen for what you are.

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