Yesterday, the California Supreme
Legislature Court decided that gays and lesbians -- but not bigamists, polygamists, first-cousins, brothers and sisters -- can marry.
This may not last, as an initiative to overturn the decision is likely to make it on the November ballot. There's extensive, thoughtful coverage of the issue over at National Review's "Bench Memos" blog.
However, I wanted to highlight just one line in the increasingly centrist San Diego Union-Tribune's editorial on the subject.
Our view remains that current law allowing homosexuals to enter into civil unions is preferable to same-sex marriage. But that did not stop us from opposing Proposition 22 in 2000 as divisive and dubious....
Prop. 22 simply wrote into law (not the state constitution) the definition of marriage as being between one man and one woman.
If Prop. 22 was divisive, what the heck was yesterday's court ruling.
And, in light of yesterday's ruling, it doesn't seem so dubious anymore.