My hope is that, someday soon, we’ll look back on the issue of marriage equality in the same fashion (as black civil rights): as an obvious constitutional right, so evident that it will make us wonder why it took us so long to wrap our heads around it.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 08, 2012
RoadFish.com men’s lifestyle and finance magazine today announced its elation in a decision made yesterday by a federal appeals court to overturn California’s Proposition 8, a ban on gay marriage within the state. RoadFish.com publicized their support for the sanctity of marriage equality, claiming that you cannot put a price tag on being able to marry the individual that you love.
The official court document, filed yesterday by the US court of appeals, states, “All that Proposition 8 accomplished was to take away from same-sex couples the right to be granted marriage licenses and thus legally to use the designation of ‘marriage,’ which symbolizes state legitimization and societal recognition of their committed relationships. Proposition 8 serves no purpose, and has no effect, other than to lessen the status and human dignity of gays and lesbians in California, and to officially reclassify their relationships and families as inferior to those of opposite-sex couples.”
RoadFish.com’s Senior staff writer is quoted saying, “These days it’s a given that black people are allowed to sit anywhere they want on a bus, and that women are allowed to vote alongside men. It’s obvious to us now that these things are fundamental human rights, but we didn’t always think that way. My hope is that, someday soon, we’ll look back on the issue of marriage equality in much the same fashion: as an obvious constitutional right, so evident that it will make us wonder why it took us so long to wrap our heads around it.”
Prior to 2008, the California Constitution confirmed the right of same-sex couples to be married within the state. In November of 2008, during the state elections, Proposition 8, referred to as the “California Marriage Protection Act” by proponents, was passed. The constitutional amendment added a new provision to the California Constitution, Section 7.5 of the Declaration of Rights, which stated that only marriage between a man and a woman would be valid or recognized in the state of California. The organization known as ProtectMarriage backed the project which gave Prop 8 a place a on the ballot during the 2008 elections, and continues to be a large proponent.
The Senior staff writer of RoadFish.com expressed elation and excitement for the equal rights movement, calling yesterday's ruling "A step in the right direction."
The Los Angeles Times reported that despite yesterday’s federal appeals court ruling which decreed the Prop 8 ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, gay marriages will not be immediately allowed to resume in the state of California. The U.S. 9th Circuit of Appeals put a stay on the ruling which will stop the recommencement of same-sex marriages until the case is finished going through the entire appeals process.
RoadFish.com is an online men's lifestyle and finance magazine targeted toward men in their 30's and 40's that have already attained a moderate level of success in life, and are striving toward more. It goes over current events of interest to this group, such things as exciting adventures, luxury items, hot chicks, and finances as well as ways to make more and save more money. It is a publication owned by Purpose Inc.