Friday, July 14, 2006

Legitimate state interests

When 70% of the voters approve an amendment and the courts deem it to be a legitimate state interests, it had better hold up.  Funny how the media doesn't like to mention how overwhelmingly these initiatives passed.  Even in the bedrock of liberalism that is Oregon, the initiative banning same-sex unions passed.
The court, however, ruled that amendment "and other laws limiting the state-recognized institution of marriage to heterosexual couples are rationally related to legitimate state interests and therefore do not violate the Constitution of the United States."
It is such a relief to hear that from a U.S. Court.

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