Thursday, May 15, 2008

Go west, young men!

Good news out of California today - the state Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality for gays, making it the second state in the U.S. (besides Massachussetts) to allow legal gay marriage.

California Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Marriage Equality!

Here's a statement from the email from GLAD:

The California court affirmed what we already know: that a society pledged to equality and fairness simply cannot deny same-sex couples access to the respect and security that marriage provides.

The Goodridge decision in Massachusetts broke a historic barrier and forever changed the standard by which all future efforts to treat LGBT citizens fairly will be judged. This decision solidifies that victory and we congratulate our colleagues at NCLR, Lambda Legal and the ACLU.
All eyes now turn to Connecticut where a decision could come out any day. California signals a rising tide of equality and other victories are within reach. GLAD is working with our New England Marriage Campaign allies to bring full and equal marriage to every state in New England.

We need your help. The momentum from this win will give a huge boost to GLAD's New England Marriage Campaign. Your generous gift of $35, $50, $100 or as much as you can give will keep marriage moving forward.

Give now, so the next state can join the fold!

I know, I'm not the biggest fan of marriage, but good news nevertheless for all my GLBT friends who might want to tie the knot someday.