New Yorker unafraid of gay marriage

The New Yorker is speaking up about gay marriage after the back and forth appeals in California about Proposition 8, the state’s referendum on same-sex marriage.

In the small window between the decision to allow gay marriage on 4th of August and a federal judge Vaugh Walker’s ruling that it was unconstitutional, several same-sex couples tied the knot. Others are looking to civil unions, which the article calls “marriage-lite, lacking the constricting, exalting, maddening qualities of the real thing”.

But the “m-word” still has a lot of value. The article concludes “Judge Walker found that, rather than seeking a novel right, the plaintiffs are asking California ‘to recognize their relationships for what they are: marriages.’”

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