Editorial: Equal Marriage Rights Will Spread, Even to California

San Jose Mercury News
May 26, 2009
Today's California Supreme Court ruling sets a dangerous precedent: It denies a minority a right that the constitution had provided. As if to reinforce that point, the justices unanimously let stand the marriages of 18,000 same sex couples who tied the knot between last May's court ruling and the passage of Proposition 8. The only dissenter in the Proposition 8 decision was Justice Carlos Moreno. He wrote that the proposition requires discrimination and "places at risk the state constitutional rights of all disfavored minorities." [link]