After an eight month long trial regarding the constitutionality of proposition eight, banning same-sex marriage in California, Judge Vaughn Walker has given his decision upon months of testimony and research.
This is a victory for marriage equality, California will join the six other states where homosexual couples can wed under the same protections as heterosexual couples.
Walker wrote in his ruling: “Indeed, the evidence shows Proposition 8 does nothing more than enshrine in the California Constitution the notion that opposite-sex couples are superior to same-sex couples”
Nonetheless, this ruling has already created a massive backlash throughout the internet (just look at those comments!). Religious invective is ever-present on discussion threads. People justify their superiority over homosexuals by quoting Biblical text at surface level. Needless to say, America as a nation is not to be governed from an Militant Christian point of view, but an universal and all-inclusive one. By letting faith, rather than reason, be the sole motivator for voter decisions, one alienates all his fellow Americans that do not share his view.