Friday, May 13, 2005

Nebraska Gay-Marriage Amendment Ruling

A federal judge in Nebraska ruled yesterday that the state's constitutional amendment prohibiting same-sex marriage violated the US Constitution (story, decision). He cited a whole host on reasons, from the First Amendment to Equal Protection to the Bill of Attainder Clause. The rationale seemed so blatantly wrong that I intended to write something long about this.

As often happens with blogging, someone who is much more knowledgeable than me has beaten me to it. Eugene Volokh at the Volokh Conspiracy has a long analysis of the decision that basically says everything I could've and much, much more (it helps that he's actually a lawyer). BTW - I think he supports gay marriage, so it's hardly a rant.

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