Piggybacking a decision made back in the 40's to end discrimination against interracial marriage, yesterday the CA Supreme Court reversed the will of the people and overturned a ban against gay marriage in the state. Because yunno, being gay is the same as being black.
So now that marriage has been declared a "right" by another liberal court, what say the Mormons and other polygamists, folks involved in "loving" incestuous or man/boy relationships, heck any pet owner who in love with their dog? The sanctity of marriage has taken yet another step backwards, so step up to the plate and make your voices heard already!
It is helpful for the California opinion that it closely resembles a United States Supreme Court decision that has stood the test of time: Loving v. Virginia. In that 1967 ruling, the Court struck down all remaining state bans on interracial marriage under the federal constitution. Like Thursday's decision in California, Loving made the same dual move of invalidating legislation, based on strict scrutiny, on grounds of both liberty and equality. This move is unusual—indeed, I know of no case other than Loving and Thursday's case that have made it.