Editorial Of The Day

From the Pacific Daily News:

Gov. Eddie Calvo needs to retake civics after he passed the buck on the attorney general’s legal memorandum on gay marriage to lawmakers and voters. Calvo could have made the courageous decision to end discrimination against homosexuals in Guam. Instead, he essentially abdicated his power to enforce our island’s and our nation’s laws to senators and voters. By choosing to ignore the AG’s opinion and thus the 9th Circuit’s ruling, Calvo is violating the oath he took to enforce the Constitution of the United States by permitting the same-sex marriage license ban to stand. Calvo should follow the lead of Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla. Padilla said Puerto Rico will no longer defend the Commonwealth’s ban on same-sex marriage, months after U.S. District Court Judge Juan Perez-Gimenez dismissed a case that sought to overturn the ban.

Calvo was due to issue a decision on the AG’s edict today, but local news outlets report that he is currently “off island.” Guam would become the first US territory to legalize same-sex marriage.