Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Prop 8 and one step back

As you have no doubt heard by now, the California Supreme Court upheld Proposition 8 and it remains the law of the land in California.  The 18,000+ marriages performed between the court ruling approving same-sex marriage and Prop 8 were found to be valid and will NOT be grandfathered.  So at least those couples will remain married.

There have been so many gains made in recent months that it's easy to think that the battle has been won.  Such is not the case.

Despite the fact that for the first time, polls show that a majority of Americans favor civil marriage rights for same-sex couples, there is still much resistance in the halls of government and among the Conservative minority.

And so the fight continues.


Sassy Britches said...

This is a sad, sad day.

Anonymous said...

Isn't it ironic that liberal California disallows gay marriages and typically conservative Iowa allows them? This makes no sense at all. It's only a matter of time before gay marriage is legal in all 50 states. Years ago people from different races couldn't marry. People opened their minds enough to change those laws. It will happen with gay marriage also.

Chris said...

Well, we tried!!! At least some of our friends will maintain their marriage status for now, but a sad day for California! It was actually a very weird and unfair ruling in many ways, so I'm sure it will be looked at more closely.