Friday, June 01, 2012
It's Only a Matter of Time
The ruling was narrow in its scope. It did not (yet) address the issue of whether states without same-sex marriage can be forced to recognize gay unions performed in states where it's legal. The 1st Circuit judges also weren't asked to address whether gay couples have a constitutional right to marry, the key issue that will eventually lance the 30 pustules of church-sponsored anti-gay laws in states like North Carolina.
Only a matter of time. Two of the three judges on the 1st Circuit panel that issued this ruling were Republicans appointed by Republican presidents.