Worth Repeating


And, as for protecting “traditional marriage,” our opponents “don’t know” how permitting gay and lesbian couples to marry would harm the marriages of opposite-sex couples. Needless to say, guesswork and speculation is not an adequate justification for discrimination. In fact, the evidence will demonstrate affirmatively that permitting loving, deeply committed, couples like the plaintiffs to marry has no impact whatsoever upon the marital relationships of others.

Ted Olson, President Bush’s former Solicitor General during opening statement in California today on the federal trial challenging the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans, focusing on Proposition 8.