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Thursday, July 8, 2010 11:44 pm

Tasteless but heartfelt headline: Suck it, bigots

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Federal judge in Massachusetts rules the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, which bans gay marriage, unconstitutional because it denies members of same-sex couples federal benefits to which they’d be otherwise entitled.

No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

The beauty of this ruling is that it illustrates the perils of what happens when government attempts to legislate marriage. Now, maybe, we can begin the overdue work of getting the government out of the marriage business.

This ruling is another chapter in the long and honorable story of federal courts telling the people of the United States, “What part of equal don’t you understand?”

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