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It’s a Shame that Vito Spatafore Didn’t Live Long Enough to See this Day

vito_spatafore.jpgFor those who missed the headlines earlier today, the New Jersey Supreme Court made that state the third in the nation to allow same-sex unions in some form. Though it stopped short of sanctioning same-sex marriage per se, the court knocked it over to the state legislature to decide, within six months, whether to call it outright same-sex marriage or simply establish civil unions, such as those established in Vermont. Regardless of terminology, however, the state supreme court made clear that it wanted some form of legislation enacted that gave same-sex couples equal rights under the marriage laws.

The ruling, however, wasn’t viewed as an outright victory by gay and lesbian groups, who argued that same-sex marriage should be a fundamental right under the state constitution. The court, however, disagreed, noting: “Despite the rich diversity of this state, the tolerance and goodness of its people, and the many recent advances made by gays and lesbians toward achieving social acceptance and equality under the law, the Court cannot find that the right to same-sex marriage is a fundamental right under our constitution.” Nevertheless, the court iterated that same-sex couples were entitled to “the same rights and benefits enjoyed by opposite-sex couples under the civil marriage statutes.”

Personally, I’m hoping for the outright legalization of same-sex marriage. Why? Because there’s no other state in the union where rat tails and mullets are so universal, regardless of sexual orientation. And the thought of two women wearing veils over their mullets just gives me a warm feeling all over. Props (kind of) to the NJ Supreme Court. I only wish that Vito Spatofore could’ve lived long enough to see this day.