This just in, the Supreme Court has decided to uphold Proposition 8 or should we say hate. Gay and Lesbians will continue to be treated as second class citizens. Who would have thought that California was so conservative and the east coast so progressive.
LA Times Reports:
In an opinion written by Chief Justice Ronald M. George, the state high court ruled today that the November initiative was not an illegal constitutional revision, as gay rights lawyers contended, nor unconstitutional because it took away an inalienable right, as Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown argued.
Only Justice Carlos R. Moreno, the court’s sole Democrat, wanted Proposition 8 struck down as an illegal constitutional revision.
Justice Joyce L. Kennard, who voted with the majority last year to give gays marriage rights, joined George and the court’s four other justices in voting to uphold Proposition 8.
One bright spot in this whole mess is that the 18,000 gay marriages that took place in California will continue to be recognized and considered valid. Protests are being held throughout California. I wonder what Ellen has to say about this?