Another Small Step Forward for Equality

In a case of small-minded bigots being defeated again, the SCOTUS unanimously (8-0) overturned a ruling by an Alabama court that a court in Georgia had no authority under Georgia law to recognize adoptions by a same-sex couple.

My understanding is that is sort of like a court in Texas overturning a traffic ticket in Oklahoma because the speed limit laws are different.

This is a new legal concept for me.  It’s referred to as “full faith and credit”,  and refers to recognition of actions performed under the law of another state.

Regardless, it’s yet another petty attempt by bigots to interfere with gay people in any way they can.

The fact is that there is nothing in being gay that makes a person any less of a parent.  Whether a gay person or couple has a child via technology or adoption, the gay person or couple should have the same rights as a straight person or couple.  No more, no less.

And no person in government should be trying to take away any of those rights just for the “sin” of being gay.

Advertisements

Tags: , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: