In 1967, Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau declared "there's no place for the state in the bedrooms of the nation."
The state has no business at the alter, either.
That's why the Supreme Court decision to overturn California's ban on same-sex marriage is a victory for everyone, gay or straight.
In their ruling, the Court cited that the ban served no other purpose than to "lessen the status of human dignity."
That's absolutely right.
Marriage is one of the most rigorous spiritual paths and it should be available to anyone with the guts to pursue it. Gay or straight is not the issue. The issue is one of commitment and love.
Thank God that the discriminatory and reactionary factions of society do not have the power to limit freedom of choice to same sex couples alone.
Thank God the law is working as it should, as an unbiased guardian of human rights.
Thank God for the California Supreme Court.
© Patrick O’Neill 2012. All rights reserved.