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The law will follow society

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A few months ago, advocates of gay marriage were yearning for the Washington Supreme Court to impose a sudden, forced revision of accepted social norms. The justices were asked to find in the words of our law a right that had never existed — that same-sex couples should be able to marry as heterosexual couples do, with all attendant legal privileges, and that denying this was based only on bigotry and deliberate discrimination.

It was a very close thing, but five of nine justices refused. Gay marriage is not a right, they said, and denying it can have a “rational basis.” It is not discrimination and evidence of bigotry.

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