Another win streak begins:
A federal judge on ruled Florida’s gay-marriage ban unconstitutional and ordered the state to recognize marriages legally performed elsewhere. The judge, however, immediately stayed his order until after the appeals process is completed, the Tampa Bay Times reports.
And like so many other judges ruling on this issue, this one is fully aware of what the future looks like, and wishes to be on the right side of it:
Write Judge Robert Hinkle: “When observers look back 50 years from now, the arguments supporting Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage, though just as sincerely held, will again seem an obvious pretext for discrimination. Observers who are not now of age will wonder just how those views could have been held.”
This is coming. If those who would sacrifice human rights at the command of their god have any interest in PR to coming generations, the time has long since passed for them to cut their losses.
They will never be damned by a god, but they have damned themselves to those who will become the stewards of society.