Sunday, May 18, 2008

Historic ruling in California reminiscent of civil rights battles

As you've probably heard by now, on Thursday California became the second state - following Massachusett's lead - to legalize same-sex marriage. So while it was one step back for Chicago (see post below), the past week was definitely two steps forward for the Golden State.

While this blog is generally devoted to animal law, well, no social movement exists in a vacuum. Kudos to those working to expand rights and protections to the gay and lesbian community; those trying to expand rights in any area of law can - and do - learn from the battles that precede us.

Click here to read a thoughtful Sunday interview piece featuring California's chief justice, who authored the historic ruling.

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