August 07, 2004

Filling In for Chris

by PG

On my way to Savage Love, I noticed this article:

Just a week after attorneys for eight same-sex couples argued that their clients should be allowed to legally wed, King County Superior Court Judge William Downing agreed. In an opinion released today, Wednesday, August 4, Downing ruled that Washington State’s 1998 “Defense of Marriage” law violates the Washington Constitution.
The rationale was that the state DOMA went against the state constitution's guarantee of equal provision of all privileges under the law to all citizens. The crux of the argument between the plaintiffs and defendants was whether or not marriage was a fundamental right; the former said it was, and the latter, defining the issue as being about same-sex unions and those being against tradition, said that same-sex marriage was not a fundamental right.

The author of the article, incidentally, had a short-lived "gay marriage" with Dan Savage.

August 7, 2004 05:08 AM | TrackBack
Comments

It's hard to "fill[] in for Chris" if he already covered the topic. :)

Posted by: Chris Geidner at August 8, 2004 02:34 AM

Filling in for Chris at De Novo, I should have said, as the information hadn't been posted here ;-P

Posted by: PG at August 8, 2004 02:59 PM
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