Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Day of decision

Today the California Supreme Court is expected to announce its decision regarding the outcome of proposition 8. This could be
  1. Uphold proposition 8 and and invalidate the 18,000 same sex marriages performed before November 4th
  2. Uphold proposition 8 but continue to recognize the 18,000 same sex marriages performed before November 4th
  3. Overturn proposition 8
Rally's are planned across the nation - if interested, visit the Day of Decision web site to find one near you. These rally's will either be celebrations or protests depending upon the outcome

What is your opinion? Vote on right.

UPDATE: Here are the results from the poll


Anonymous said...

They chose 2.

Beck said...

With the ruling coming in at no. 2, there should be no surprise. They voted for the rights of those married under the law at the time to still be valid, and they voted for the right of the voters with the validity of the voter proposition process. But, in so doing, they've set up a dichotomy that can't help but lead to more voter processes. How can some marriages be valid while others are not... seems to be that they know this can't stand and the voters need to clarify it themselves.

Frankly, that's about all they could have ruled in this situation.

Philip said...

Does this new ruling mean that domestic partner relationships and marriage are equal - the only difference being the name?

Because this same California Supreme Court ruled gays and straights should be treated equally and that ruling back in September(?) was why same-sex marriage became legal in California in the first place.

Or did I get my facts mixed up?

If the California Supreme Court ruled the way it did because it is a moot point (domestic partner relationships and marriage being equal under California - but not Federal - law) then I am glad the Court ruled the way it did because a ballot supporting gay marriage will surely be up for a vote in the next general election (2010?) and chances are good that it will pass this time around.

Of course, if the ballot fails, there is always the next general election (2012?).

I truly believe it's only a matter of time.

Notice since same-sex marriage became legal in Vermont, opponents have refrained from arguing that "activist judges" are forcing same-sex marriage down the public's throat.

Now, instead of saying "activist judges" and "State legislatures" are forcing same-sex marriage down the public's throat, they say in every State where it has come up for a vote, the voters have always voted against gay marriage.

Let's take one more argument away from them -and- I can't imagine a better way to do that then leave 18,000 married gay couples around as proof that nothing will happen if gay couples get married.