It seems like we just spent most of last week here discussing the nature of liberal republican governments and whether or not they are plagued by perpetual cycles of ever expanding rights claims:
“A federal judge in Mobile on Friday struck down Alabama’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, ruling that a woman could not be denied her desire for a second-parent adoption of a 9-year-old boy whom she has helped raise since birth. …
“Careful review of the parties’ briefs and the substantial case law on the subject persuades the Court that the institution of marriage itself is a fundamental right protected by the Constitution, and that the State must therefore convince the Court that its laws restricting the fundamental right to marry serve a compelling state interest,” Granade wrote in her 10-page order.”
Homosexual marriage is now a “fundamental right protected by the Constitution” in Alabama. For some reason, I’m sure the debate will continue though about “what the US Constitution really meant.”
Note: In other news, a judge in the Federal Republic of Germany has ruled that German men do have the right to stand while urinating in the privacy of their own homes. Since we don’t experience many cultural victories under liberal republicanism, I felt like sharing this small bit of good news.