Gay marriage NOT legalized in California
The Supreme Court has ruled to uphold Proposition Hate in California as a valid constitutional amendment.
As much as I hate the decision, I actually think the Supreme Court did the right thing here. It’s not their fault the laws are what they are, it’s only their job to make sure they’re followed. Despite the fact that it worked against my civil rights, I’m glad that they upheld the law as it’s written — that’s the better precedent to set, and puts the lie to all the right-wingers who would just looooooove to bang the drums about “activist judges.” In the long run, I think this actually helped us. If we don’t like constitutionally-valid laws, it’s our job to change them, not theirs.
Our problem last November was we thought Prop 8 failing would be a given in California, that we’d just sail through without having to get active. Let this be a lesson to us when the overturn initiative goes on the ballot.
This is only a setback. Disappointing, but not insurmountable. But no one is going to do the work for us.