Damnit all. This is the left behaving as irrationally as the right. The law in California provides, as I understand it, fully legal equivalence. Since males and females are clearly distinct entities, there ought to be no reason to redefine a term for that union so that other unions can be treated fairly. The time has come to make civil unions the normal way for pairs to associate with each other and leave the dictionary alone.
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The California Supreme Court has ruled. For millions of Democrats across America, May 26th will be remembered as the day that seven men and women presided over the love of millions. Today, someone's son was was told that he can't benefit from his husband's healthcare. Today, someone's daughter was turned away from her wife's hospital bed. Today, we learned that we cannot rely on the courts to protect us.
But giving up is not an option.
We have to organize change ourselves. In 2008, five hundred ActBlue fundraisers took responsibility for protecting marriage equality in California and raised over a million dollars. Now the stakes are even higher. This is a devastating day for all fair-minded Americans, but the fight is not over.
This is a national struggle. Just 25 dollars can make the difference between today's defeat and tomorrow's victories.
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From all of us at ActBlue, thanks.
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