Besides being a total buffoon, things aren’t looking good for former governor of Alaska Sarah Palin (and no it’s not because she can’t spell “Alaska”)
Apparently, while she was busy looking at Russia from her taxpayer built home, a federal judge stuck down Alaska’s ban on same sex marriage.
Alaska became the first state to embed marriage inequality in it’s constitution in 1998 when it explicitly defined marriage as “the union between one man and one woman”. Palin praised the definition ever since and continues to do so.
Aside from that, she also supported President Bush Jr’s. Defense of Marriage act which states:
“Marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman. Neither this Constitution or the constitution of any State, nor state or federal law, shall be construed to require that marital status or the legal incidents thereof be conferred upon unmarried couples or groups.”
Palin has expressed her dismay (although it took her a while to articulate all of the words properly) of the federal judge’s overturn and supports current Alaskan governor Sean Parnell’s decision to appeal the ruling to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Palin as well as the rest of the social conservatives continue to fight a losing battle as the march for marriage equality in the United States moves onward. Twenty seven states currently recognize the marital status of same sex couples and eight more are in the federal process of having their bans overruled as well.