Wednesday, August 03, 2005
Bold moves such as these make me proud to say that I once called the State of California home (via Kevin Drum):
Businesses that provide discounts, special services or other privileges to married couples must extend the same rights and benefits to same-sex couples registered as state domestic partners, the California Supreme Court decided 6-0 Monday.[...]On the other hand, in a couple of years no one will get married in California, families will disintegrate and, as James Dobson prophesied, the Earth will be destroyed. Great California. First you gave us Ahhhhnold in the State House, now you give us the Apocalypse?
The decision adds to a growing body of legislation and court decisions that have put California ahead of most other states in extending rights to same-sex couples.