Daily Archives: May 15, 2008

Marry, Mary!

And the Court Has Spoken.

Meaning . . .

can lead to

and

but not (yet ) —

as for

we’ll see.

Meanwhile, the Money Quote:

“[R]etaining the designation of marriage exclusively for opposite-sex couples and providing only a separate and distinct designation for same-sex couples may well have the effect of perpetuating a more general premise — now emphatically rejected by this state — that gay individuals and same-sex couples are in some respects ‘second-class citizens’ who may, under the law, be treated differently from, and less favorably than, heterosexual individuals or opposite-sex couples. Under these circumstances, we cannot find that retention of the traditional definition of marriage constitutes a compelling state interest. Accordingly, we conclude that to the extent the current California statutory provisions limit marriage to opposite-sex couples, these statutes are unconstitutional.”

and so, in the words of the great Frank Loesser —

“How’s your love life?
Well, thank your lucky stars
Yes, thank your lucky stars
It’s doing fine
Keep your love life
As sweet as candy bars
And thank your lucky stars
Like I thank mine
Ev’rybody’s living on less and less
But you’re okay
You big success
You’ve got your love life
And that’s the only thing
They won’t be rationing
They don’t know how
So thank your lucky stars right now
Thank your lucky stars right now”