Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Washington court to rule on same-sex marriage tomorrow!

Tomorrow is a big day! For two and a half years, a coalition of interfaith clergy and laity has been working to support 16 same-sex couples in Washington state who are challenging the state's Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional. We have just learned that July 26 the Washington State Supreme Court will announce their ruling on this case.

I have been part of the coalition (Religious Coalition for Equality) since day 1, having been appalled by the fact that though I, a person who couldn't stay married and in no hurry to remarry, CAN get hitched while friends, both gay and lesbian, who have been together through thick and thin for decades (40+ years in some cases), CAN'T. This is not fair.

Tomorrow we will find out what the Supremes have to say. Odds are it will go one of three ways:
1. It's unconstitutional, so deal with it.
2. It's constitutional, so deal with it.
3. It requires a legislative solution, so deal with it.

Stay tuned.

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