Friday, December 02, 2005

Let's all move to Durban

South Africa became only the fourth place in the world to legalize same-sex marriage. What makes this doublyhugelyextra important is that South Africa is a patriarchal, repressively conservative place. The seemingly radical decision to go with same sex marriage was arrived at through a simple channel - equal protection under the rule of law. To exclude people from marriage simply because of sexual orientation was unjust - and bravo to Johannesburg for coming to its senses, in spite of popular opposition and social pressures to maintain status quo.

I'll leave the comment about the United States' backwater "rule-of-law-by-popular-consensus" style of adjudication to you, dear reader.