The Washington Supreme Court shouldn't have even been addressing rational basis. Justice Madsen's contorted logic put gay couples in the "not discriminated against" camp (ie, Murray's gay civil rights bill + gay elected officials mean that gays arene't discriminated against. Hmm, I guess that means blacks aren't discriminated gainst now, eh?). The Court should've used a higher standard. But I don't think our Court could say "hey Legislature, do something within 180 days." It's either constitutional or it's not.
mr carpender is a gay libertarian republican type - has been tryinfg to crash gay issues for years
funny you people are citing him as an expert - he hates gay progressive stuff with a passion, much more than he dislikes homophobia
Actually, Carpenter on the record supporting gay marriage; he just prefers that it be instituted through the legislature. (An incremental approach was the most popular option in the gay community until about five years ago, if you'll recall.) He's probably libertarian, possibly Republican, perhaps gay—but he's also wicked smart.
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