Thursday, July 06, 2006

New York State To Gays: Drop Dead


The Court of Appeals, in a 4-2 decision, said New York's marriage law is constitutional and clearly limits marriage to between a man and a woman. ...

"We do not predict what people will think generations from now, but we believe the present generation should have a chance to decide the issue through its elected representatives," Smith wrote. ...

Chief Judge Judith Kaye dissented:"It is uniquely the function of the Judicial Branch to safeguard individual liberties guaranteed by the New York State Constitution, and to order redress for their violation," she wrote. "The court's duty to protect constitutional rights is an imperative of the separation of powers, not its enemy. I am confident that future generations will look back on today's decision as an unfortunate misstep."

Oh, incidentally:
... state Attorney General Eliot Spitzer's office had argued New York law prohibits issuing licenses to same-sex couples.

Yeah, I'm really gonna vote for him now. . .


Blogger Kevin said...

Just found your blog. Wanted to say hey.

I'll be back when I have more time. (The problems of blogging from work.)

7/6/06, 11:48 AM  
Blogger Helen the Felon said...

Pataki can shove it, too.

7/6/06, 12:06 PM  
Blogger Scott said...

^^^Oh, well, *yeah*. I'm looking forward to seeing him humiliate himself in 2008. (Heh. He's planning another "ski trip" to New Hampshire... and another "fact finding mission" to Iowa... BWA HA HA.)

7/6/06, 1:44 PM  
Blogger Scott said...

Oh, and, hey there, Six Shooter. Welcome!!

7/6/06, 1:49 PM  
Blogger Pete said...

Should we really be surprised? I know it would be great if the place we called home would give up equal rights and say FU to the consertives but look at the odds.

Whatever happened to equal rights?

7/6/06, 10:16 PM  
Blogger Saul Trabal said...

Heya Scott,

Yah-the homophobes rule the roost-again. It's time to get rid of those bird brains.

BTW-I started a thread on this at WW.

Have a good one.

7/8/06, 6:41 PM  
Blogger The Truffle said...

The irony is that the Bush administration is, well, the slashiest administration in recent memory. Everything these guys do screams "homosexual subtext."

But Spitzer's statements? That blows. Still, I'll prolly vote for him.

7/9/06, 1:06 PM  

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