It hasn’t even been a week since I left Seattle, Washington after celebrating their first annual Black gay pride celebration and now we’re all hit with this.
Washington state’s highest court upheld the state’s ban on same-sex marriage on today, saying the legislature had the power to limit marriage to one man and one woman.
The plaintiffs, 19 gay and lesbian couples, had challenged the constitutionality of Washington state’s Defense of Marriage Act, a law passed by the state legislature in 1998 restricting marriage to heterosexual couples.
The court’s ruling deals the latest blow to U.S. gay marriage advocates. Earlier this month, New York’s highest court ruled that the state Constitution does not guarantee same-sex couples equal access to the rights and privileges of marriage.
Georgia Supreme Court on July 6 reinstated a gay marriage ban that had been thrown out by a lower court. Voters in Alabama also approved a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.
Well, all I can say is keep on keeping on. While things look bleak now, I am sure that the tide will change in favor of gays and lesbians while I am alive to see it.
Poll Question: Do you think you will live long enough to see gays and lesbians in every state allowed to get married and why?