Trib Says No Gay Marriages Right Away

The Contra Costa Times and Oakland Tribune don’t appear to comprehend last week’s ruling by federal Judge Vaughn Walker. Using tortured logic in an editorial today, the newspapers said that while they agreed with Walker’s decision to invalidate Prop 8, same-sex couples should not be allowed to marry in California until the federal challenge to the anti-gay-marriage ballot measure goes through the appeals process. The newspapers expressed concern that if gay marriages were allowed to take place now, they could later be “declared void” if Walker’s ruling is overturned. It’s the same argument put forward by the anti-gay-marriage crowd. And it has a fatal flaw:

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