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California Supreme Court Backs Gay Rights

California’s Supreme Court struck a blow for the rights of gays and lesbians by ruling the state ban on same sex marriages was unconstitutonal. “Our state now reognizes that an individual’s capacity to establish a loving and long-term committed relationship with another person, and responsibly to care for and raise children does not depend upon the individual’s sexual orientation, and, more generally, that an individual’s sexual orientation– like a person’s race or gender– does not constitute a legitimate basis upon which to deny or withhold legal rights.”

There undoubteldy will be an uproar from many sectors of the California population at the court’s decision and cries will be made that it takes away the right of people to decide what takes place in their state. As Rea Carney, of the National gay and Lesbian Task Force, put it: “Thank you California for standing up for safety, respect and dignity for our families. The high court’s decision comes down to this simple yet profound principle: all Californians should be treated equally under the law.”

The United States of America is a constitutional government because the founding fathers feared the momentary emotional feelings of a majority might transcend rights of the minority. That is why we have a supreme court.

Senator Clinton, Sit Down, It’s Over!

This week’s editorial:

Many years ago there was a fight for the world’s heavyweight championship between the great fighter Muhammad Ali and his equally talented opponent, Joe Frazier. Frazier battled gallantly for fourteen rounds and took a beating that left him battered as round fifteen was ready to begin. His trainer, Eddie Futch, came to Frazier and said: “Joe, it’s over. Sit down, I’m throwing in the towel.” Senator Clinton, you have waged a tough campaign and shown the world that you are a campaigner in your own light, but the battle is over and it is time to sit down and acknowledge someone else will be the champion in America. There is never dishonor in losing a battle that one has fought with all weapons at one’s command, but continuing a losing struggle at some point moves from the sublime to the ridiculous.

Clinton comments increasingly have entered the domain of Bushism as the senator insults all African Americans and white people by claiming whites will not vote for Obama. As the past months have gone on with vicious comments and nastiness, Senator Clinton has portrayed herself as being capable of out “roving Karl Rove” when it comes to smearing the name of her opponent. We believe the real Senator Hillary Clinton is better than the presidential Hillary Clinton. At the core of her beliefs is respect for all people, and the ongoing insults towards Obama merely reflect emotional fatigue and anger.

Sit down, it’s over. Sit down, and accept the needs of the American people and the world that require a new president who will dramatically alter the disastous Bush policies. Hillary Clinton can go down in history as the political leader who graciously stepped down and placed nation before ego or she can go down in history as the ego driven individual who placed her own emotional desires before the needs of her nation. The choice remains in the hands of Hillary Clinton.

Don’t ever forget Senator Clinton that a John McCain presidency ensures complete control of the Supreme Court by those who are against women’s rights. Can you risk that?