Judge Says Calif. Can't Ban Gay Marriage
By LISA LEFF, Associated Press Writer
SAN FRANCISCO - A judge ruled Monday that California's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional — a legal milestone that, if upheld on appeal, would open the way for the most populous state to follow Massachusetts in allowing same-sex couples to wed.
Judge Richard Kramer of San Francisco County's trial-level Superior Court likened the ban to laws requiring racial segregation in schools, and said there appears to be "no rational purpose" for denying marriage to gay couples.
Well, I guess that settles it, then. Kramer has spoken. It would be unreasonable to disagree. The legislative function has apparently failed. The People, aka The DEMOS (Greek word for "The People") are mistaken, and this miscarriage of DEMOcracy must be fixed by our real Lords and Judges, who just plain see further into the nature of True Morality than any of the rest of us. We the irrational must bend the knee to our betters.
This irrational serf begs pardon of His Lordship Kramer for my errors in moral judgement. I lack the breeding, training, intelligence, and insight to have a moral opinion on subjects so far above my station. I have violated the very Integrity of The Great Chain of Being. My presumption is my shame.