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Love, California Style

Alex_P Wrote: Mar 28, 2013 4:32 PM
As famous Russian satirist Mikhail Zhvanetsky put it: "The first law of argument is to find something to ridicule of your opponent. How can a man with such nose be right?" Please note: satire.

Marriage returned to the two-parent union of a 1950s sitcom on Tuesday as the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the legal challenge to Proposition 8, the California-voter-approved measure that banned same-sex marriage in 2008. Urging the court to overturn Prop. 8, attorney Ted Olson argued that the law stigmatized same-sex couples by consigning them to a status that labels "their most cherished relationships as second-rate, different, unequal and not OK."

It's a complete turnaround for California, the state that pioneered dismissing marriage as a meaningless legality. In 1976, the California Supreme Court recognized the notion of "palimony"...