Sunday, June 30, 2013

Contrast the Statement of The Plaintiffs in California Prop 8 Case With Their Opponents

The Mean and Vicious Comments Speak for Themselves

It was thought that it would take at least several weeks before the legal niceties were done and same sex couples could get married in California and they won that right at the Supreme Court.  But sometimes justice does move swiftly and so the stay against same sex marriage was lifted almost immediately after the Supremes said it could be, with this result.  Here is what happened with the two women in the case.

im Wilson/The New York Times
Kris Perry and Sandy Stier, who have been together for more than 15 years and have four sons, were married at San Francisco City Hall by Attorney General Kamala Harris on Friday.

Yeah, we can see how a scene like this would cause homophobic folks to spew . . . .

In City Hall in San Francisco, hundreds packed the rotunda — some weeping with joy — to watch Ms. Perry, in a beige suit, and Ms. Stier, in an eggshell dress, marry.

After standing in silence for the ceremony, the crowd erupted into cheers when Ms. Harris announced them “spouses for life.”

“These marriages are legitimate, they are legal and they are going to continue, and it’s about time,” Ms. Harris said.

And here are the comments of an opponent of equality and basic rights.

Andy Pugno, the general counsel for, said the court had rushed a decision on Proposition 8, the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, and called it a “disgraceful day for California.”

“This outrageous act tops off a chronic pattern of lawlessness, throughout this case, by judges and politicians hellbent on thwarting the vote of the people to redefine marriage by any means, even outright corruption,” he said in a statement.

“Outright corruption” huh,"lawlessness" huh?  That's all you got, that's your argument?

Nice going Andy, and thanks for giving us just one more reason why we and about everybody else are not on your side.

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