13.8.04

They have to find a better word than "gay"

I think that that California Supreme Court ruled correctly when it said that "San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom had no authority to grant marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples... that Newsom had overstepped his authority".

But this is taking things a bit too far. The United States Supreme Court needs to decide if the "full faith and credit" clause of the Constitution applies. I'm not comparing gay rights to civil rights, but when it comes to marriage....

Of course, being married isn't everything. Just ask New Jersey Governor McGreevey. Being gay alone shouldn't be a reason for him to resign. There has to be more, even for the GOP.

2 comments:

Ponderable said...

What at 'this' goes to far?
I can imagine two things:
a) granting the spouse of a civil union parental rights or
b) one spouse trying to obtain the sole right.

And about 'gay' until a few years ago I only knew the meaning happy for the word. This meaning seem to have vanished completely, sadly enough.

Lazygal said...

Pon, you should try explaining to kids today how "the Gay Nineties" or "Gay Paree" don't quite mean what they think they mean.