It’s unsurprising that he stayed his ruling, preventing any change in enforcement or issuance of marriage licenses or anything like that, pending review by the state’s Supreme Court.
What is surprising is the unambiguous ballkick he delivers to the arguments from the anti-SSM side, particularly to the “threat to marriage” angle. Here’s the text of his ruling. 26 pages, double-spaced, brief. Lots of judicial philosophizing sprinkled throughout. Good read.
Of course, the “reader comments” link includes gems like this one: Some religions have recently decided that the bible is incorrect and that being gay is OK, but just because you want it to be doesn’t make it right.
Uh, yeah. Bozo.
Small steps, people. Small steps. Thus is the longest journey made.