August 7, 2010

Gingrich third marriage in irreparable harm mode

From the proponents of California's Proposition 8's motion to stay Judge Vaughn Walker's recent gay marriage judgment pending an appeal to the 9th Circuit. After purporting to somehow claim irreparable harm on behalf of "the state," the proponents implore:
Further, absent an immediate stay of any ruling invalidating Prop 8, same-sex couples would be permitted to marry in the counties of Alameda and Los Angeles (and possibly throughout California). Same-sex marriages would be licensed under a cloud of uncertainty, and should Proponents succeed on appeal, any such marriages would be invalid ab initio.*
Jeez, how patronizing is that. Gays: This is for your own good.

* Right from the get-go, as Catullus would say.

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