A longish legal analysis of the gay marriage ruling by the Washington State Supreme Court, which ruled against gay marriage yesterday. The short of the analysis is this: gays may not have a legal right to marriage, but the legislature better pick up the ball when it comes to partner benefits in civil unions or a better case might judicially force the issue. I haven’t read the opinion myself, but this analysis strikes me as well reasoned.
Personally, I’m still undecided on the whole issue. I’ve been struggling to come up with a reasonable position that is consistent with all my ideals. I have an extremely long post written on the issue, but it is far from complete and I’m not confident with it yet. I’m not sure it will ever see the light of the Internets.