Hooray! California enters the 1980's!

Furthermore, in contrast to earlier times, our state now recognizes that an individualís capacity to establish a loving and long-term committed relationship with another person and responsibly to care for and raise children does not depend upon the individualís sexual orientation, and, more generally, that an individualís sexual orientation ó like a personís race or gender ó does not constitute a legitimate basis upon which to deny or withhold legal rights. We therefore conclude that in view of the substance and significance of the fundamental constitutional right to form a family relationship, the California Constitution properly must be interpreted to guarantee this basic civil right to all Californians, whether gay or heterosexual, and to same-sex couples as well as to opposite-sex couples.

Now if the other 48 states would join them... via

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