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Jeff’s been blogging about the gay marriage issue in Massachusetts, but he hasn’t yet written about the mayor of San Francisco granting marriage licenses to gay couples this past weekend.

I still can’t get my head around this absolutely brilliant act of civil disobedience. Sure, you can question his political motives and whether it will ultimately have a negative effect on the fight for gay marriage — but I think it’s great that among all the long term lawsuits gearing up out there someone can still move quickly and quietly to upset the status quo.

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I still wonder what, if any, good the mayors actions will bring. None of the people he has married have any more legal standing anywhere in the nation than they did before. In reality, this will probably create such a litigation backlash that by the time it’s over more damage than good will have been accomplished. It’s too bad. It’s too bad that this is even still an issue. All marriage is from the States point of view is contract of which they are a witness. When viewed as such, it shouldn’t really make any difference what the gender of the participants are.

Damelon Kimbrough | 16 Feb 2004
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In the (not so distant) past, discrimination against gays targeted individuals. It once required only minimal efforts to keep everybody in line. Then we started to behave like adults….

Now, spearheaded by a powerful cadre of bigots, an unprecedented attempt is being made to codify discrimination. To maybe even write us out of the Constitution. To make us pseudocitizens or semicitizens.

The “backlash” is already on.

i. bendito | 16 Feb 2004
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