In a 4-2 decision, NY’s highest court ruled that the state constitution does not mandate that the state issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and that it is up to the Legislature to decide whether to authorize such marriages. This rant comes from the perspective of not having read the majority decision and is based entirely on reactions to the linked news story, so perhaps if I read the decision I would be swayed by the astute legal reasoning of the majority. But given the bits from the decision quoted, somehow I find that…pretty fucking unlikely.
So yeah, majority judges, fuck your bullshit “it’s rational for the legislature to decide that it’s better for a child to have a mother and a father” excuse. Fuck your “they could rationally decide that it’s more important to provide stability for mixed-sex couples.” How the fuck exactly, if you’re going to appeal to the welfare of children, is it rational to disadvantage some children based on who their parents are? What possible rational sense can it make to promote some stable couples but not others?
Tha majority says that if they were convinced that the ban were based on nothing other than ignorance and prejudice then they’d strike it down in a minute. Well it ain’t based on anything else, assholes. Which, if you weren’t willfully indulging your own bigotry and ignorance, you’d know.
So fuck you, fuck your ignorance, fuck your stupid “reasoning,” fuck your refusal to recognize fundamental inequality and using your power to rectify it, and fuck you again.
And to answer Bricker before he even posts, we’re all very well aware that you say you support marital rights for same-sex couples (as long as the word “marriage” is reserved for the straighties), and we all know that you believe that courts shouldn’t be the ones making the decision on SSM. We’ve all read it in every other thread you’ve ever entered on the topic so really no need to spew it here.