Saturday, May 14, 2005

States Going Too Far??

A US district judge ruled Thursday that Nebraska's constitutional ban on same sex marriage "goes far beyond merely defining marriage as between a man and a woman" http://www.advocate.com/news_detail.asp?id=16865. Judge Joseph Bataillon ruled that the ban "imposes significant burdens on both the expressive and intimate associational rights" of gays. Nebraska's ban went further than stopping same sex marriage. It prohibited same sex couples from enjoying many of the legal protections that heterosexual couples have.
So, for those other 39 states (40 total) that have laws banning same sex marriage, beware, that if the bans go too far, they too will be struck down..................hopefully!

2 comments:

PaxRomano said...

Wow, wouldn't it be funny if all of this just blew up in the faces of those who made it law?

A boy can dream, no?

Karl said...

Maybe the Federal government should stop any federal funding to any state that participates in discriminatory law.