Alaska joins the 21st Century

A federal judge just ruled that Alaska’s ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional, making it what, the 34th state to now have marriage equality?  gay-marriage-generic-jpeg

“Alaska’s same-sex marriage laws are a prime example of how ‘the varying treatment of different groups or persons is so unrelated to the achievement of any combination of legitimate purposes that we can only conclude that the legislature’s actions were irrational,’” the judge wrote. “Refusing the rights and responsibilities afforded by legal marriage sends the public a government-sponsored message that same-sex couples and their familial relationships do not warrant the status, benefits, and dignity given to couples of the opposite sex.”

Alaska can now appeal to the 9th circuit court.  You know that court.  They’re the ones who just struck down the gay marriage bans in Idaho and Nevada.  Good luck with that one.

 

 

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