Monday, June 16, 2008

Gay Marriage Takes Effect in California

Today California becomes the second state in the nation where it is legal for same-sex couples to wed. It follows Massachusetts' lead.

As previous posts have mused, I think there is a lot to be learned about expanding rights for non-humans by watching other rights battles. Not the least of which has been the debate over so-called gay rights. For example, the question of whether two men or two women can be a "married couple" has been as divisive in this country as whether a companion animal could ever be a "family member."

If you'd like to read more about California's historic day, click here...

1 comment:

Mediation & Negotiation Alternatives said...

Dear Amy,

By consensus and plain letter of the PETS ACT a fed statute passed on 2005. When you read the Congressional Record (legislative history) pets were accorded by members of our Congress, the family member status;-)