Monday, July 26, 2010

Hey, America, stop changing the gay marriage goalposts!

"Marriage equality has seen more ups and downs — but mostly downs — than a soccer game, because America's right wing keeps changing the goalposts. Time was, marriage equality, or gay marriage wasn't even a thought, not even a possibility," writes David Badash. "Then, in 1993 (seventeen years ago!) Hawaii's State Supreme Court ruled a state statute that limited marriage to one man-one woman was "presumed" to be unconstitutional. But of course that wasn't the end, just the beginning, and in 1996, we got saddled with the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), a law prohibiting the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages...And so the state legislatures started to vote on marriage equality legislation. We won a few, and lost a few." READ MORE