California’s Supreme Court upholds Prop 8
It looks like gays wanting to marry in the state of California aren’t done fighting for it. The California Supreme court upheld Prop 8, proving once again even state judges are unable to understand their own constitutions. Because lawyers fighting for gay rights had no precedence from which to base their case other than the fact gays are provided fewer rights than their straight counterparts. I’m wondering why no one seemed willing to mention old laws that disallowed interracial couples to marry.
Personally, I’m disappointed but not entirely surprised. The Supreme Court showed they simply aren’t willing to make any binding legal decisions on the issue of marriage, so instead they pass the buck to someone else. This now means that by next year, we can expect another referendum on the issue. The battle has been lost, but the war is certainly not over. Things are redoubtably going to get ugly, especially with the specter of religion behind bills like Prop 8. Good luck guys!