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November 5, 2008

Another Bright Spot or Three?

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 12:27 pm

The rule of law appears to have prevailed in CA, with Prop 8 passing by a not that narrow margin. Right now it looks like Norm Coleman may have edged out Stuart Smalley, though by a margin so narrow as to make the recount look like a tossup at best. We need Ted Stevens like a collective hole in the head, but with a little luck he may win, see his conviction stand, resign his post and have Gov. Palin appoint someone better. We’ll see.

UPDATE: Oh, goody. Seems some activists are now suing and arguing that the constitution is unconstitutional. This should be fun, as should the next case after that, when they argue that Proposition 8 only applies to gay marriages performed in other galaxies or what-not.

3 Responses to “Another Bright Spot or Three?”

  1. Whitehall Says:

    One problem is what to do about the 18,000 recent gay marriages “solemnized” under the State Supreme Court ruling?

    I think letting them stand is fair but since there can be no new gay marriages there should be no new gay DIVORCES either.

    Welcome to the world of heterosexual misery!

  2. Xrlq Says:

    If gay marriage is invalid in CA, it’s invalid in CA. The reasonable thing to do, IMNSHO, would be for the Legislature to pass an urgency law conferring domestic partner status on all same sex couples who were married before Prop 8 passed.

  3. tgirsch Says:

    I’m often at odds with the methods of same-sex marriage advocates (for example, over-relying on the courts), even when I support their cause. That said, I predict that in less than 20 years, most Americans will look at same-sex marriage bans in pretty much the same way most of us today look at interracial marriage bans of a few decades ago.

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