Wednesday, October 25, 2006
So the NJ Supreme Court did basically the same thing the VT Supremes did some years back - told their state legislature "gay marriage or civil unions, you decide, but it's gotta be one or the other." I'm okay with that. Progress is incremental, especially when it comes to civil rights. As much as I strongly want gay marriage to be legalized in all 50 states - and eventually, it will be - remember that from the time California legalized interracial marriage, in 1948, it was another 21 years until the US Supreme Court did so for the entire nation (in 1969's Loving v Virginia decision). Let's get these state bans on gay marriage (not to mention DoMA, see below) overturned first, shall we? Our day will, in fact, come.