Friday, April 3, 2009
What a concept: Gays and lesbians have rights?
Yes, evidently, outside of the state of Arizona, some people believe this to be true. Where? America's heartland. The Iowa Supreme Court legalized gay marriage today.
"We are firmly convinced the exclusion of gay and lesbian people from the institution of civil marriage does not substantially further any important governmental objective," the Supreme Court wrote in its decision. "The Legislature has excluded a historically disfavored class of persons from a supremely important civil institution without a constitutionally sufficient justification."
From the opponents:
"I would say the mood is one of mourning right now in a lot of ways, and yet the first thing we did after internalizing the decision was to walk across the street and begin the process of lobbying our legislators to let the people of Iowa vote," said Bryan English, spokesman for the conservative group the Iowa Family Policy Center.
One pastor's response is that it opens the door to more perversions. "What's next?," he asks.
Well, how about ending the perversion of denying folks equal rights?