Friday, May 16, 2008

Gay Marriage In California

The California Supreme Court recently struck down a ban on gay marriage. In an opinion that analysts say could have nationwide implications for the issue, the seven-member panel voted 4-3 in favor of plaintiffs who argued that restricting marriage to men and women was discriminatory. This leaves the door open for gay couples to marry in California, one of the most populous states here in America. It'll be interesting to see whether the rest of America follows suit and whether this hot button issue comes back to the forefront in the race to the White House in the fall.

To read the story upon which this blog is based, see:

http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5gJAdjmJtqDzHG1370Shyd2_mMw4w

2 comments:

John said...

This was front page news in Houston as well. I am not sure how to feel about it at this time. It will be interesting going forward to see how this plays out. I guess a big question for employers is will insurance be extended to the other spouse under this law.

Anonymous said...

gay marriage is fine until it tears your family apart. when your wife of ten years and four children leave you for another woman its kind of hard to swallow.