The right wingers heads are about to explode on this issue.Ã‚Â Go on over to the Flash Report and read thisÃ‚Â statement from Rep. Mike Villines who obviously doesn’t know the partisan make up of the State Supreme CourtÃ‚Â (that would be 6 Republicans to 1 Democrat) and this from a party leader!
Please ignore Jon Fleischman’s insult of calling us the “looney left.”Ã‚Â And this story calls the court “activist judges.”Ã‚Â Six of the seven are Republicans and the California Supreme Court is considered moderate to conservative.Ã‚Â
Matt Cunningham rails against the decision over at Red County.Ã‚Â The quote: “Well, who needs the Legislature and the initiative process when we have Chief Swami Ronald George and his merry band to wave away the entire deposit of Western civilization as regards marriage and decide for the rest of us what the civil definition of marriage shall be?”
I will remind Matt that 60 years ago, Western civilization was clearly against mixed-race marriages.Ã‚Â It took Loving vs. Virginia 40 years ago to overturn constitutional bans on interracial marriages.Ã‚Â Without that decision, Shawn Steel couldn’t marry Michelle Steel; Mike Schroeder couldn’t marry Susan Schroeder; and Matt Cunningham would not have been able to marry Mrs. Jubal,Ã‚Â his Mexican wife (as he sometimes refers to her).Ã‚Â Janet Nguyen and her Polish husband; nyet.
So bring on those court challenges, the really silly ones advocated byÃ‚Â Chuck DeVore that predictsÃ‚Â Fathers will marry daughters and sons will marry Mothers all in hopes of avoiding the estate tax.Ã‚Â Where’s Jim Bieber with his arguments for allowing brothers to marry?
Today isÃ‚Â a great day for personal liberty, equal rights and freedom.Ã‚Â