Tuesday, February 7, 2012

California's Proposition 8 Declared Unconstitutional. Again.

Image from source, LA Times
There was good news today, if you are a proponent--as I am--of marriage equality. In California, the 9th Circuit Court has upheld the unconstitutionality of Proposition 8, the referrendum that repealed same-sex marriage. In 31 states at last count, laws and state constitutional amendments have been put to a vote and passed. It is unfortunate that we don't have a loud and clear enough voice saying, "We don't put rights to a vote in this country!" Or, maybe even simpler, "Hey, how would you like it if we voted on your marriage?" 

Anyway, I'm already legally married in California (having done it when it was legal), so this ruling doesn't affect me personally. And people who missed that window can't run out and do it yet. The pro-Prop 8 ass clowns (sorry, that's as nice as I'll be about them) will attempt to appeal this, probably to the Supreme Court. But SCOTUS doesn't have to take the case, and if they do, there's still a good chance Prop 8 will still be thrown out. I'm optimistic.


Prop. 8: Gay-marriage ban unconstitutional, court rules

A federal appeals court Tuesday struck down California's ban on same-sex marriage, clearing the way for the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on gay marriage as early as next year.
The 2-1 decision by a panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals found that Proposition 8, the 2008 ballot measure that limited marriage to one man and one woman, violated the U.S. Constitution. The architects of Prop. 8 have vowed to appeal. . .

Read more at: Los Angeles Times

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