Sunday, January 02, 2005

Clear Thinking In Blue Sky Country

Give it up for Montana State Supreme Court Justice James C. Nelson:

"In a concurring decision, Justice James C. Nelson, criticized the recent constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.

"'Sadly,' Justice Nelson wrote, 'many politicians and "we the people" rarely pass up an opportunity to bash and condemn gays and lesbians despite the fact that these citizens are our neighbors and that they work, pay taxes, vote, hold public office, own businesses, provide professional services, worship, raise their families and serve their communities in the same manner as heterosexuals.'"

Justice Nelson sounds like a dangerous radical to me:

JAMES C. NELSON - Justice. Born February 20, 1944, in Moscow, Idaho. Received a B.S. degree from the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho, in 1966. Received his J.D. from George Washington University in 1974. Justice Nelson served as First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army from 1966-1969 and worked as a financial analyst with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission prior to engaging in private practice in Montana. He was in private practice and serving as Glacier County Attorney at the time of his appointment to the Supreme Court in May, 1993. Justice Nelson and his wife, Chari, are the parents of two children.

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