Thursday, June 30

Gay Marriage Updates

From around the world, good news in the battles toward the legal recognition of gay relationships. Not only is gay marriage now legal across all of Canada, but now also in Spain, despite the protestations of the Catholic Church.

And domestically, California's expanded domestic partnerships withstood a legal challenge that it violated Proposition 22, which defined marriage as between a man and a woman. Even though the law was unanimously upheld by the state Supreme Court (with Janice Rogers Brown not voting), protesters still hope that a second initiative campaign will stop domestic partnerships in the state:
"Thankfully, the voters of California don't need to accept this," said Randy Thomasson, president of the Campaign for Children and Families and a backer of one of three proposed initiatives on the issue. "They can override the judges and protect marriage once and for all in the state Constitution."

While it's good news today in California, we may be gearing up for another battle at the ballot box.