Hurrah, California!

Just got back from a lunch with Fr. Chris Tessone (Even the Devils Believe) — with whom else can I talk about LaTeX and typesetting Gregorian chant? — to discover that the California Supreme Court has overturned the ban on same-sex marriage and without punting it back to the legislature. The same legislature you’ll recall that passed a same-sex marriage bill twice only to die at the Governor’s veto.

I’m very excited.

I’m also reminded that there’s a secret District of Columbia attorney general opinion on whether out-of-state same-sex marriage would be recognized here. This new development, plus the promise of an even larger Democratic House majority in the fall, makes it politically as safe as can be for D.C. to step up and support a significant constituency: same-sex couples.

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