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The Verdict:
Ys
ajodasso
OVERTURNED, BABY!

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Perfect timing. I just mentioned this in my new post, in which I said that the decision would be made any minute now. It apparently happened while I was preparing my post.

Anyway: TAKE THAT, BIGOTS!

I'm not finished reading the verdict yet, but it looks like Judge Walker did everything we could possibly wish for. It is a BADASS verdict.

The evidence shows that the movement of marriage away from a gendered institution and toward an institution free from state-mandated gender roles reflects an evolution in the understanding of gender rather than a change in marriage. The evidence did not show any historical purpose for excluding same-sex couples from marriage, as states have never required spouses to have an ability or willingness to procreate in order to marry. FF 21. Rather, the exclusion exists as an artifact of a time when the genders were seen as having distinct roles in society and in marriage. That time has passed.

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Edited at 2010-08-04 11:07 pm (UTC)

YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES!
Let the happy pants dancing commence!

YAHOOO!!!! Score ONE for the American legal system.

Related: Rock Me Sexy Jack Black Jesus.

I now have a mad judicial crush on Judge Walker. That ruling rocks.

And - whooooohoooooo!!!

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