Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Daily Herald: Gay couples wed legally in Massachusetts

I want to be completely happy about this event. I really do. I'm very happy that at least one state is willing to perform marriages for same-sex couples. This is a great time for homosexual couples.

Sadly, though, this is also a time when we watch the legislative process get shoved to one side. This should have been debated more in the state legislature and then presented for a vote. Massachusetts citizens should have been offered the chance to vote on it prior to 2006.

What's done is done, to use the cliche. The legal challenges will be even more worrisome than any muddling through done by legislature and voters. What a judge can grant, another can take away. Is that how we really want judges to work?

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