Liberty Expands Again


Posted on : 8/12/2010 07:45:00 PM | By : Dann | In : , ,

There once was a time when blacks were considered less than whites.  All sorts of rules and laws were passed to make sure that they never forgot "their place".

Our definition of liberty expanded.

There once was a time when women were little more than a man's property; to be treated as men saw fit and allowed to occupy roles in society as men saw fit to allow.

Our definition of liberty expanded.

Our definition of liberty has expanded yet again.  Freedom works each and every time it is tried.

The fate of gay and lesbian couples who want to wed in California is now in the hands of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which has less than a week to decide whether to block the enforcement of a federal judge's historic toppling of Proposition 8.

The matter was kicked upstairs to the Ninth Circuit court by Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker, who last week said the state's ban on same-sex marriage was discriminatory and unconstitutional.

Today, Walker lifted a temporary stay he had placed on those nuptials, but simultaneously ruled that his order not take effect until 5 p.m. Wednesday.
 Let freedom ring!  The Constitution has won again.

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