A loaf of bread: $1.59. A jug of milk: $1.85. A new bicycle: $385.00.
A TWO-fer on gay marriage out of the US Supreme Court: PRICELESS!!!
The Supreme Court has chosen to leave standing a trial court decision that ruled California’s Prop 8 (that banned a same-sex marriage legalization law adopted by the California Legislature). That makes gay marriage legal in the most populous state in the United States.
The TWO-fer makes virtually inevitable the abolition of similar state constitutional provisions even though the Prop 8 case was decided on the narrow basis of “standing” (i.e., if neither the California governor nor the California Attorney General would defend Prop 8, that’s all she wrote). Why? Because now there has been set up the PERFECT case for recognition of gay marriage in every state under the Full Faith and Credit Clause of the US Constitution. Formula = Get lawfully married in California or Iowa, or… then go home to Alabama or any other “last century” state in the Union and insist on state recognition of the lawful marriage… or else.
We can’t really have “one nation under God” if one needs to revise their estate plan every time they cross a state border on a road trip from California to Massachusetts.
Sometimes it’s possible to fall in love with a Constitution!!!