Saturday, May 23, 2009

One More Time for the Cheap Seats in the back


Let's try this again, the California supreme court will rule on the constitutionality of Proposition 8 on Tuesday.

Kate Kendell, executive director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, released this statement.

"On Tuesday, the California Supreme Court will issue its ruling in our Prop. 8 legal challenge. We brought this case on behalf of Equality California and six couples who urgently wish to retain the freedom to marry in California, but the Court's decision will mean so much more to so many -- to same-sex couples in California and in states across the country, to those who advocate for minority rights, and to all those who care about equality. The Court's decision will determine whether or not Prop. 8 is valid, and whether or not the more than 18,000 marriages that took place between June 16 and November 4, 2008, will continue to be legally valid and recognized by the State of California."

Well, here we go again.


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1 comment:

truthspew said...

Here is to hoping that the court does the right thing and invalidates Prop 8.

I was reading a good article in the Economist about the issues in CA right now and the root causes. It seems like direct Democracy was a counterweight against Southern Pacific Railroad and large business interests. It was enacted in the early 19th century.

But as societies have shown over and again, allowing a society to have a direct voice in government leads to the dread bread and circuses. Mob rule is never pretty and the initiative process in CA has been hijacked by, you guessed it, moneyed interests.

It's no better in a Representative Democracy or Republic either as it's less expensive to buy off a small group than it is the public at large.

Not sure of the solution but strong constitutions loom large.