Oh those brilliant Californians. On Thursday the State Senate passed a bill legalizing gay marriage - not just civil unions, those PC updates of "separate but equal," but actual marriage - and it was done as an independent legislative action, not as the result of a court order. And it's being totally buried in the news cycle by all the (justifiable) Katrina coverage.
From the Washington Post:
Assemblyman Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) noted that in recent months, Canada and Spain have adopted same-sex marriage. The United Farm Workers endorsed the bill, as did Los Angeles's new mayor, Antonio Villaraigosa.
"This is not radical. This is not vanguard," Leno said. "We're part of something bigger than ourselves now."
It's sad that it takes the largest disaster in our nation's history to distract folks from the abomination against God that is gay marriage (seriously, God is all "why am I being abominated against? Stop it!"). But it's great that California is saying fuck all, we're going to do the right thing. I don't know how Schwarzenegger can quash this without making himself look even worse than he already does with regard to issues of sex and sexual orientation. GLAAD must be having a field day.