A federal judge has declared California’s Proposition 8 to be unconstitutional. As I understand it, thie ruling found that all same-sex marriages performed in the state before Prop 8 have been ruled to be valid.
Both Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa praised the judge’s decision. “Because a judge had the courage to stand up for the constitution of the United States, prop 8 has been overturned!” the mayor wrote on Twitter.
This ruling will be challenged, of course, so this saga isn’t over. But today we can enjoy some good news.
The other bit of cheerful news also is from California. Demonstrations against construction of a mosque (a real mosque, this time) in Temecula, California, experienced epic fail. The plan was to show up at the Muslim community’s current place of worship with many dogs, on the theory that Muslims hate dogs. I understand that dogs are considered ritually unclean in some schools of Islam, but that’s not my area of expertise, so … whatever.
Anyway, more counter-protesters than protesters showed up, and there was only one dog. Many of the counter-protesters were from area churches, and they carried signs saying “Leave These American Citizens Alone.” Read about it at TPM.