With the same-sex marriage decision, the San Francisco Giants get another big win


If you didn’t think I’d find a baseball angle for some big, putatively non-baseball news of the day, well, you just don’t know me very well.

The Supreme Court today ruled that laws against same-sex marriage violate the Constitution. Good for the Supreme Court for doing the right thing and great for the millions of people who can now do what everyone else could do and marry the person they love.

The San Francisco Giants signed on to one of the many supporting briefs in the same-sex marriage case. Giants President Larry Baer said this in that brief:

“San Francisco is the epicenter of the marriage equality movement, and it is only fitting that its professional sports team would join in this effort. The San Francisco Giants are proud to sign the brief because it speaks directly to our core values of equality and social justice for all. Our ability to grow and maintain our businesses by attracting and retaining the best employee talent is hindered . . . The patchwork of state laws applicable to same-sex marriage thus impairs our business interests and employee/employee relations.”

Good for the Giants for that. Hooray for equality.

The only downside here: we may now see WAY more jumbotron proposals. And those are bad no matter what the sex of the couple is. Really, people, take your would-be spouse to a nice scenic location or a fancy restaurant to do it. Don’t propose on the jumbotron.