Thursday, February 12, 2004

Queer Eye For The Straight Ruling

Whether called a marriage or something else, Justice Sosman wrote, "same-sex couples who are civilly `united' will have literally every single right, privilege, benefit and obligation of every sort that our state law confers on opposite-sex couples who are civilly `married.' "

Hmm. Sounds like 'separate but equal' to me.

"The dissimilitude between the terms `civil marriage' and `civil union' is not innocuous," Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall wrote. "It is a considered choice of language that reflects a demonstrable assigning of same-sex, largely homosexual, couples to second-class status."

Damn, I am proud of Massachusetts today.

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