Today a federal judge struck down California's Proposition 8, which had made it illegal for same-sex couples to marry. Allow me to take the opportunity to point a mocking finger and sneer at the Mormons, who funnelled $25 million into the campaign supporting Prop 8, and the retards who voted to support it.
If I were in Utah, I would want to lick your faces so I could savour the taste of your tears. How many people could have been helped by that money? How many sick children whose parents are not lucky enough to have health care? How many poor people who have to choose between food and rent this month? How many schools that can't afford textbooks?
I have only contempt for those who would take away the civil rights of others out of pure hatred and spite. The court battle isn't over, and it'll probably go to the supreme court, but this is certainly a milestone. In the words of the judge:
"Proposition 8 fails to advance any rational basis in singling out gay men and lesbians for denial of a marriage license. Indeed, the evidence shows Proposition 8 does nothing more than enshrine in the California Constitution the notion that opposite sex couples are superior to same-sex couples. Because California has no interest in discriminating against gay men and lesbians, and because Proposition 8 prevents California from fulfilling its constitutional obligation to provide marriages on an equal basis, the court concludes that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional."
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