Tag Archives: California

The State Should Get Out of the Marriage Business

Oh dear. Bush apologist, McCain supporter, and former senator Rick Santorum has offered his addlepated opinion on the recent gay marriage ruling in California (Fedora Tip: 2 Political Junkies. He says: “…The state Supreme Court there ruled, 4-3, that same-sex couples can marry. In doing so, four judges rejected a statute that passed in a […]

Gay Marriage in California

Yesterday, the California Supreme Court struck down a statutory regime that gave same-sex couples essentially the same rights and duties as married couples, but called them “registered domestic partners” instead of “married couples.” This, the court said, violates the equal protection clause of the California Constitution.
The court did not say whether same-sex couples should be […]

Currency Up in Smoke

The Governator has banned smoking in California prisons. I’m happy to see smoking banned any place. This ban might have some interesting consequences, however. Cigarettes are often used as currency in prison. This will upset the whole economy.

Driven Crazy

Detroit Fights California Bid to Open Car Pool Lanes to Fuel-Conscious Import By DEAN E. MURPHY Aides to the governor say he will sign legislation approved on Thursday that could allow up to 75,000 hybrid drivers, mainly those behind the wheel of a gas-sipping Prius, to use car pool lanes even when taking to the […]