A Victory for Marriage ... and the Constitution  

Thursday, July 27, 2006

The Washington Supreme Court ruled yesterday that laws in their state requiring (as do God and nature) that both genders be included in marriages (which may only include two people) do not violate the state's constitution.

See, folks? This is exactly how it's supposed to work. You want to bitch about a law, you challenge it in court. The court looks at your complaint, reads its constitution, and applies it. You get to appeal to a higher court if you dont like the decision. The Supreme Court is as far as you can go.

Quite frankly, I don't give a crap one way or the other how the court ruled in this case, as long as the state's constitution legitimately matches the decision. These matters need to be resolved at the State level, so that the process is as close to home as possible. We don't need the politicians in Washington, DC getting involved in something the Constitution doesn't authorize. It is good that this issue has been resolved by the State of Washington.

The SCOTUS would be wise to leave this one alone.