Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Today - A Proud Californian

Of course, that can (and will) change. Not only is our state not immune to non-sense, it often seems we are the center of it. But lately it appears Pennsylvania has taken over our role as weirdest state in the Union. Not that weird is always bad. A lot of "weird" that people associate with California is perfectly fine by me.

Anyway, there was the breath-taking decision a couple of weeks ago by a fairly conservative California State Supreme Court that ruled in favor of gay rights, including the right to marry. I was immediately asked by several out-of-state friends if I thought the electorate would overturn it at the polls. I was highly uncertain of what the result would be. This article from McClatchy news gives me hope and makes me proud of many of my fellow Californians. It also, once again, underlines the cultural war we are chest deep in.

6 comments:

Brendan said...

There's only one thing worse than activist judges and that's activist populations.

PhillyChief said...

Don't worry, you still have plenty to be ashamed of out there but let's all be thankful we're not living in Florida. ;)

The Exterminator said...

[L]et's all be thankful we're not living in Florida.
Hey, I resemble that remark!

the chaplain said...

Go ahead. Enjoy the moment.

The Ridger, FCD said...

California was the bellwether for interracial marriages - it took the rest of the country more than a decade to catch up. California isn't first in this advance, but they're far from last. Be proud.

John Evo said...

I guess that's why I was completely oblivious when I had my inter-racial marriage in '83! It honestly never occurred to me that it could be a problem.