Thursday, August 30, 2007

A Moral Victory For Equal Rights

A Polk County judge on Thursday struck down Iowa's law banning gay marriage.

The ruling by Judge Robert Hanson concluded that the state's prohibition on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional and he ordered the Polk County recorder to issue marriage licenses to six gay couples.

So begins an article in the Des Moines Register. Of course, the Republicans won't stand for this:

House Minority Leader Christopher Rants, R-Sioux City, said the judge's ruling only illustrates the need for a state constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.

"I can't believe this is happening in Iowa," he said. "I guarantee you there will a vote on this issue come January."

You know, when it comes to constitutional amendments, the Republicans always want to take away your right to do something, not guarantee it. Whether it's the right to die, the right to marry someone of the same gender, or even the right to express your first amendment rights by burning a flag, the Republicans are the ones who want to amend the constitution to prevent it. Why is that? Why do Republicans hate Freedom?


The Other Wayne said...

Those Republicans will be frothing at the mouth over this one.

"Marriage is between a man and a woman."

Unless you look back about 500 hundred years when churches married men to each other, or when marriage was also between a man and a woman and a woman and a woman and a woman and a woman.....

willyloman said...

Maybe the Republicans would lighten up a little about it, if they could get married in bathroom stalls...

Gregg Mattocks said...

Another Rovian Get-Out-the-Vote crusade in Iowa!