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I know I have a goal race today but…


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And Judge Grange wrote about it SO BEAUTIFULLY:

Alabama’s prohibition of same-sex marriage detracts from its goal of promoting optimal environments for children. Those children currently being raised by same-sex parents in Alabama are just as worthy of protection and recognition by the State as are the children being raised by opposite-sex parents,” Judge Granade’s ruling reads. “Yet Alabama’s Sanctity laws harms the children of same-sex couples for the same reasons that the Supreme Court found that the Defense of Marriage Act harmed the children of same-sex couples.

And then – one of my favorite points as someone who struggled with infertility:

There is no law prohibiting infertile couples, elderly couples, or couples who do not wish to procreate from marrying. Nor does the state prohibit recognition of marriages between such couples from other states. The Attorney General fails to demonstrate any rational, much less compelling, link…the laws in question are an irrational way of promoting biological relationships in Alabama.

Y’all…There was no stay placed on the ruling. We could, conceivably, have same-sex marriages in Alabama on MONDAY. Y’ALL!!! Y’ALL!! Y’ALL!!! My kids can now marry in the state of their birth! If this is not the best omen for my race today, I don’t know what is.

10 thoughts on “I know I have a goal race today but…”

  1. I am SO excited, but also very cautious. I can’t help but think the state will do something else to prohibit it.

  2. heh. I saw this yesterday and all I thought was “yay, another one down.” My sense of geography is poor enough that I forgot Huntsville is in Alabama.


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