California Gay Marriage Question on its Way to the State's Supreme Court


….after a state Appeals Court ruled 2-1 yesterday that

Gays and lesbians have no constitutional right to marry in California, and any change giving them that right must come from state lawmakers or the voters rather than the legal system

That overturned an earlier lower court ruling that gays did indeed have a right to marry in the state.

The whole article, from the San Francisco Chronicle, details the back and forth between the winning side and the dissent in this case on whether anti-gay marriage laws ought to be considered the legal equivalent of long-overthrown anti-interracial marriage laws.

A sampling of Reason-related gay marriage talk:

Former Reason editor Virginia Postrel on what Hayek would have said.

Jonathan Rauch, author of Gay Marriage: Why it is Good for Gays, Good for Straights, and Good for America, defends gay marriage in our pages.

David Weigel explains why the GOP can't count on citizen anger over things like liberalized gay marriage laws to save them.