“No Rational Purpose”
by Caleb Reading
SAN FRANCISCO – A judge ruled Monday that California’s ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional — a legal milestone that, if upheld on appeal, would open the way for the most populous state to follow Massachusetts in allowing same-sex couples to wed.
Judge Richard Kramer of San Francisco County’s trial-level Superior Court likened the ban to laws requiring racial segregation in schools, and said there appears to be “no rational purpose” for denying marriage to gay couples.
Two groups opposed to gay marriage rights, The Campaign for California Families and the Proposition 22 Legal Defense and Education Fund, argued that the state has a legitimate interest in restricting marriage to opposite-sex couples as a way of encouraging procreation.
Really? Could y’all slide some of that politicking money to Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services? There’s been plenty of procreation in California already, and plenty of kids already here who need help if that’s really what this is about. But let’s be honest. It isn’t.