“Judge Walker’s ruling overturning Prop 8 is an outrageous disrespect for our Constitution and for the majority of people of the United States who believe marriage is the union of husband and wife. In every state of the union from California to Maine to Georgia, where the people have had a chance to vote they’ve affirmed that marriage is the union of one man and one woman. Congress now has the responsibility to act immediately to reaffirm marriage as a union of one man and one woman as our national policy.  Today’s notorious decision also underscores the importance of the Senate vote tomorrow on the nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court because judges who oppose the American people are a growing threat to our society.”

Those are the words of former Speaker of the House and total douche Newt Gingrich.  First off, Gingrich is going on marriage number three.  His infidelity is well documented.  When discussing the union of two people and the sanctity of marriage… what’s that they say about people in glass houses?

The bigoted Gingrich would like to take the basic human right of marriage and deprive homosexuals of that right.

Federal district judge Hon. Vaughn R. Walker recently rejected Proposition 8 as unconstitutional, which more than likely means a trip through the appeals process before leading to a final decision in the Supreme Court.  Walker had a very eloquent rationale for his decision:

Proposition 8 fails to advance any rational basis in singling out gay men and lesbians for denial of a marriage license.  Indeed, the evidence shows Proposition 8 does nothing more than enshrine in the California Constitution the notion that opposite sex couples are superior to same-sex couples. Because California has no interest in discriminating against gay men and lesbians, and because Proposition 8 prevents California from fulfilling its constitutional obligation to provide marriages on an equal basis, the court concludes that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional.

Detractors will continue to chirp that California has voted not once, but twice, to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman.  People of logic will continue to counter that it doesn’t matter what the majority wants if it denies the civil liberties of but just one American citizen.

Sources: 1, 2, 3