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Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Gay Marriage Ban Declared Unconstitutional By 9th Circuit Court Of Appeals

“Although the Constitution permits communities to enact most laws they believe to be desirable, it requires that there be at least a legitimate reason for the passage of a law that treats different classes of people differently. There was no such reason that Proposition 8 could have been enacted."

  "Proposition 8 serves no purpose, and has no effect, other than to lessen the status and human dignity of gays and lesbians in California, and to officially reclassify their relationships and families as inferior to those of opposite-sex couples," states the opinion written by Judge Stephen Reinhardt, one of the court's most liberal judges." (1) 

Finally, humanity takes another small step in the right direction. I am still amazed how willing people are to walk all over the basic human rights of smaller groups of individuals, merely because of who they are, how they feel,   or whom they love. Somehow it offends some people's sensibilities about their perception of right and wrong, and somehow, they feel they have a right to impose their will upon others, despite the pain that they cause in the process. I don't know if humanity, as a whole, will ever be able to look past themselves enough to embrace empathy, and look at life from other people's perspective. In essence, we all are the same... we all laugh, cry, love, bleed red, live, and die, we're all human beings who just want to be happy, the best way that we can. Perhaps someday, we will all be capable of seeing that the differences between us all is what keeps life intriguing, and that is truly beautiful.

*Just my views*