Tuesday, May 26, 2009

California Supreme Court Upholds Prop 8

This isn't much of a surprise.

While there are those who might legitimately disagree with the outcome of Proposition 8 (as do I) one cannot disagree that the mechanism and the process by which it was carried out was anything but fair and transparent.

So gay rights advocates will probably now do what they should have done beforehand - take it to the voters. There is every reason to believe there will be a ballot measure in California come 2010 to legalize gay marriage. If the majority of California voters want to undo Prop 8 let them do so.

If they don't succeed in 18 months time gay rights activists can take some measure of comfort that California still has civil unions. Bear in mind that nearly half the states which have passed constitutional amendments prohibiting same sex marriage have also prohibited civil unions.

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