Last week began with the Supreme Court denying cert in all of the pending marriage cases, adding 11 states to the list of those with marriage equality. Then the courts struck down such laws in Nevada and Idaho. And on Sunday, a federal judge struck down the ban on same-sex marriage in Alaska as well.
U.S. federal judge on Sunday ruled that the state of Alaska’s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional.
Judge Timothy Burgess of the U.S. District Court for Alaska made the ruling after hearing oral arguments on Friday challenging the state’s 16-year-old ban, saying it added to discrimination already faced by gay and lesbian people every day.
“Alaska’s denial of the benefits and dignity of marriage for them only perpetuates this discrimination without legitimate grounds,” Burgess wrote.He also barred Alaska from refusing to acknowledge lawful same-sex marriages conducted in other states.
You know what that means. Sarah Palin’s marriage will immediately lose its sanctity, as will all other heterosexual marriages. And that will increase the number of children born out of wedlock, right Bristol? Of course, if Palin wants to find a place that still loves discriminating against gay people, she can hop right over to Russia from her porch. They’d love her in Russia.