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State supreme court judges are bad when they OK gay marriage, but good when they hand Presidential elections to the Republican party.

Sen. John McCain's campaign said the Arizona Republican "supports the right of the people of California to recognize marriage as a unique institution sanctioning the union between a man and a woman."

McCain, who last week decried judicial activism, "doesn't believe judges should be making these decisions," a spokesman added.

Someone should tell the Rethuglicans that the judicial system is there to interpret the law, and if the law runs counter to the Constitution, it's their job to right that wrong. That doesn't make them "activist judges", that makes them GOOD judges.

And another thing. Justice Marvin Baxter, in a dissenting opinion said:

The court "does not have the right to erase, then recast, the age-old definition of marriage, as virtually all societies have understood it, in order to satisfy its own contemporary notions of equality and justice."

Two things:
1) Marriage, as we define it currently, is NOT the age-old definition, nor necessarily the same as other societies have understood it, nor should it be. Marriage in the past was used to trade family wealth, produce offspring to carry on the family name and to keep women as penniless, property-less possessions.

Since I am now allowed to keep my own cows should I choose to hetero-marry, I would say the definition of marriage has changed continuously throughout human history.

2) California was also the first state to allow interracial marriages in 1948, but I suppose we should stick with anti-miscegenation as the law of the land too, since that's how it was done before, right? Those damn notions of equality and justice. They just fuck everything up, don't they?

Ah, how I long for the day when we could just be assholes and keep being assholes, for no other reason than because we had been assholes for years. Tradition is important, you know...

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