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State Supreme Court Upholds DIscrimination

The state supreme court has unanimously upheld the ban on gay marriage in Wisconsin.  Although I clearly have to respect the legal decision, which seems reasonable enough on the face of it, I still have to ask myself how the  normally fair-minded people of Wisconsin voted for this discriminatory referendum?

Going even further than a simple ban on marriage, we continue to live under a rule that has effectively made gay people in the state second class citizens. Now that the court has ruled the referendum legal, it's time to fire up our resources to attempt to repeal the ban on gay marriage and domestic partnerships. This will happen eventually, as the newer generations of people in the state become the majority. Younger people simply generally can't understand what the big deal is, and frankly, neither do I.  I spend a lot of time in Vermont, and so far my marriage has withstood the strain of being in a gay marriage state. Wisconsinites can do the same. I continue to find it abhorrent that we as a state not only allow a form of discrimination, but have made a law out of it.

Everyone take a deep breath, relax, and then come back out swinging.

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June 30, 2010 - 11:21am

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