Media What He Said
posted by May 23 at 10:20 AMon
Ryan Blethen marks the Supreme Court of California’s historic decision legalizing same-sex marriage in that state by slapping the Washington state Supreme Court for its idiotic ruling on same-sex marriage here two years ago. From his column in today’s Seattle Times:
California is the second state to allow marriage for same-sex couples. Massachusetts’ Supreme Court was first in 2004…. Marriage has not suffered in Massachusetts since marriage equality was affirmed in 2004. In fact, the commonwealth has the lowest divorce rate in the nation.
How does that factoid fit into the man/woman marriage crowd’s screeching proclamations that if a woman is allowed to marry a woman, the good old traditional American way of life is going to be ripped apart?
The California high court’s enlightened vote makes the Washington state Supreme Court’s affirmation of a ban on same-sex marriage two years ago feel more like a throwback ruling to a time of prehistoric social norms.