Tuesday, May 26, 2009

CA Supreme Court Upholds Prop. 8 (Ban on Gay Marriage)

As expected, the CA Supreme Court Upheld Prop. 8, which took away the civil marriage rights of gay and lesbian couples, but left the 18,000 same-sex marriages that took place prior to Prop. 8. Although it was expected, it's still a shock that the civil rights of gays and lesbians can be taken away by the vote of a slim majority.
Now What Do We Do?

As the old labor anthem said, DON'T MOURN, ORGANIZE!

1 comment:

Myron said...

Indeed I knew this was going to happen. I might get shunned by you and other LGBT supporters for saying this, but as much of supporter as I am for gay rights, I agree with the CA State Supreme Court holding.

As much as I hate it, I am very open minded and can see the argument the 6-1 majority opinion made. The people have the right to amend their constitution and when this is done the courts are vertually powerless to overturn a constitutional amendment. Just like with other cases like the Dread Scott v. Standford case which was overturned by the Fourteenth Amendment and Pollock v. Farmers' Loan & Trust Co which was overturned by the Sixteenth Amendment. It is a sad decision and even with this evidence, I still say the court should of opposed Porp 8.