A blow to gay marriage

Members of Salon's Table Talk community react to the California Supreme Court decision.


Salon Staff
May 28, 2009 7:28PM (UTC)

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Prop Hate

NWHiker - 10:39 am Pacific Time - May 22, 2009 - #1834 of 1892

According to the email I just got from the Courage Campaign...

The California Supreme Court just announced that it will release its decision on the fate of Proposition 8 on Tuesday, May 26.

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Nancy Richardson - 08:46 am Pacific Time - May 23, 2009 - #1837 of 1892

I am about 99% sure it will not be overturned.

And my mail from the Anti Prop 8 folks is more about when people want to have our own proposition in 2010 or 2012 and any hope about the courts.

Jeff N. - 10:05 am Pacific Time - May 26, 2009 - #1856 of 1892

LA Times: State Supreme Court upholds Prop. 8, 18,000 same-sex marriages (Breaking news, no details yet).

NWHiker - 10:07 am Pacific Time - May 26, 2009 - #1857 of 1892

Shoot. At least they upheld the 18,000 marriages, but damn.

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msmellie - 10:22 am Pacific Time - May 26, 2009 - #1863 of 1892

The only upside to this that I can see is that it offers the voters of California another opportunity to do the right thing, and to take away the talking point that a majority of people are against gay marriage.

StevenBradford - 02:17 pm Pacific Time - May 26, 2009 - #1875 of 1892

This means gay Californians are actually going to have to go out in the community and work for marriage. Depending on a court to do it for them isn't going to work.

Overall this may turn out to be a blessing in disguise.

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Anyways, the demographic polling trends portend gay marriage in name passing in California within the next four years anyways.

The thing that's different about Gay marriage as opposed to other cultural divide hot button issues, is just how fast it moves, and in one direction over time.

Abortion, Gun Control etc, have been mired in about the same place for decades. While we've gone from pretty much zero to major successes in the same amount of time. Prop 8 was only able to get 52%. 25 years ago, the mere idea of same sex marriage as an achievable goal, in any state, was considered complete fantasy. And polling on the topic would have shown massive opposition.

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comixchik - 07:56 pm Pacific Time - May 26, 2009 - #1888 of 1892

Equal rights are either just that, equal, or they are a joke.

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