If You Want a Ball & Chain, You Can Have One
A coup not only for activists and happy twosomes but also for Gavin Newsom. Be interesting to see how his political stock fares in light of this. Will this be the turning point for a social movement that's been in need of a boost?
**Breaking News ... Judge finds California's marriage law unconstitutional
SAN FRANCISCO - A judge ruled Monday that California can no longer justify limiting marriage to a man and a woman, a legal milestone that if upheld on appeal would pave the way for the nation's most populous state to follow Massachusetts in allowing same-sex couples to wed.
In an opinion that had been awaited because of San Francisco's historical role as a gay rights battleground, San Francisco County Superior Court Judge Richard Kramer said that withholding marriage licenses from gays and lesbians is unconstitutional.
"It appears that no rational purpose exists for limiting marriage in this state to opposite-sex partners," Kramer wrote.
—Associated Press article by Lisa Leff