I now pronounce you…
So great non-filmmaking news today: the Supreme Court of the state of California (where I live) has just overturned the standing ban on gay marriage, declaring it “unconstitutional”.
Now, I’m not looking to get married any time soon, but it’s seven flavors of bullshit to have that option refused to me. So it’s great that the state Supreme Court sees it the same way. But of course, there are the jackasses who now want to change the state constitution to restrict marriage to opposite-sex couples.
First of all, it always astonishes me that these people insist that the proponents of gay marriage are attempting to “redefine” what marriage is, when in fact they are the ones changing laws and amending constitutions in an attempt to — say it with me — redefine marriage to fit into their small-brained, bigoted worldview.
I have yet to have a single person give me a valid reason that “marriage” should be restricted to opposite-sex couples. Hint: “The Bible says” automatically invalidates your reason, because the Bible isn’t the basis of American law. But that’s a digression I’m in no particular mood for, because cooler heads have prevailed today.
In a surprising turn of events, Governor Schwarzenegger, who has repeatedly vetoed attempts to legalize gay marriage, has stated: “I respect the court’s decision and as governor, I will uphold its ruling. Also, as I have said in the past, I will not support an amendment to the constitution that would overturn this [ruling].”
Indeed, although he has not supported gay marriage, citing Proposition 22, he has supported domestic partnerships, declaring that the Supreme Court and the voters were the ones who needed to decide about gay marriage. Prop 22 is out and it sounds like he plans to stick to his word. Maybe I need to take back some of the things I’ve said about him.