In an effort to keep the Craigorian Staff happy (The pay is a little low and I fear losing them to rival blogs) Today we highlight the following neglected story:
In a victory for gay rights groups, a California Superior Court judge ruled on Monday that the state's voter-approved ban on homosexual marriage is unconstitutional.
A victory for the forces of light indeed. I was out driving today and the AM Shouters were, well, shouting about it. I do need to sound a note of caution, however:
Both gay marriage advocates and opponents said the decision was just one step in a legal battle that may continue for years. Similar disputes are under review in other U.S. states.
"This is an important day but hardly is this effort complete," San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom told reporters. "It is inevitable there will be an appeal.
This is going to go on for a long while yet. The ruling is not in effect until it runs its course in appeals. Also I'm a little worried about trying to get gay marriage in the courts in defiance of pretty clear popular majorities against it. But still, go team!