The New Jersey Supreme Court held today that the New Jersey state constitution requires that the state permit civil unions. CNN.com's domestic edition was ready for the challenge.
"Hey Ernie, run that picture of those three homely gay people marrying that child."
"Sure thing, Boss."
Although consistency has suddenly become irrelevant for Republicans, President Bush used to think that civil unions of this sort were OK:
I don’t think we should deny people rights to a civil union, a legal arrangement, if that’s what a state chooses to do so. … I strongly believe that marriage ought to be defined as between a union between a man and a woman. Now, having said that, states ought to be able to have the right to pass laws that enable people to be able to have rights like others.I guess we'll just have to wait and see what his handlers tell him to think now.