The California Supreme Court threw the gay marriage debate into the middle of the presidential campaign. With their Thursday ruling overturning two state laws, crowds gathered all over the state to hear the news, whichÂ resulted in jubilation.
The overturning of a lower court’s blocking of gay marriage was a victory for tens of thousands across the state seeking the same rights as heterosexual couples.
In 2004, with another Presidential campaign in full swing, it was the Massachusetts Supreme Court that put candidate John Kerry on the hot seat to respond to how he would act on the issue as America’s leader. The same thing is surely to happen to either Democrat that emerges from the primaries with the nomination.
The 4 to 3 ruling becomes the law in 30 days. Expect the courthouses across the Golden State to be flooded with marriage requests from couples who were previously preventedÂ fromÂ participating in a ceremony that above all, celebrates love.