Court upholds Prop. 8 but lets marriages stand.

I’m incredibly upset about Prop 8 being upheld.  I’m glad that my mother and her wife are able to stay legally married, but I’m very upset that the courts decided that gay and lesbian couples are less “valid” than heterosexual couples.

I want to post all of my thoughts and feelings about it, but I don’t have the energy right now.  All I will say is this:

How dare one group of people remove the rights of another.

The fact that the court upheld this proposition disgusts me.

 

4 Responses to Court upholds Prop. 8 but lets marriages stand

  1. Eyan says:

    I’m all in agreement Jase. It boggles the mind to think there no progression going on. Where does the sense of truth and honour lie when people are being hurt for caring and loving there fellow man and Woman – I’m angered with confusion. Hopefully our sons and daughters will live to see a much brighter time. It is inevitable.

  2. melanie says:

    I didn’t hear about until 4pm today. Totally disgusting!! I just don’t get what is up with this state lately…?

  3. Jim says:

    I understand your frustration and disappointment, for I share it as well. I wish Prop 8 hadn’t passed and I hope voters overturn it in 2010.

    But I think it’s important to recognize that the Court was not ruling directly on Prop 8, but rather on the way the proposition was passed and whether the method was legal under the California Constitution. As quoted from the article you linked, the legal argument presented by opponents of Prop 8 was as follows:

    “The state Constitution contains a ‘core guarantee’ of equality that limits voters’ amendment powers. A minority group’s fundamental rights, they argued, should not be subject to repeal by majority vote.”

    And the majority opinion was:

    ” ‘It is not our role to pass judgment on the wisdom or relative merit’ of the state’s constitutional amendment process, George said in a 136-page opinion. Any further change in the marriage law, he said, ‘must find its expression at the ballot box.’ ”

    As the article goes on to express, “George and his colleagues have evidently concluded that ‘social change is better accomplished through popular will than through the court.’ ” The decision wasn’t just about Prop 8, but every potential future ballot provision facing California voters. Essentially it gives voters the power to make decisions… which for me is a positive, because it bodes well for any attempt to overturn Prop 8 in 2010. I know how frustrating it is now, but I think in the long run the court’s decision will prove fruitful. Are we not becoming more tolerant (if perhaps too slowly)?

  4. Oskar says:

    Hello!

    In my eyes, living in Sweden, things like this makes your country look like some kind of barbaric medieval development-country. It’s very sad. In my opinion, people who oppose gay marriage should find something more productive to do with their time. Tbh, I don´t give a shit about gay people. It’s their choice and I can´t understand why I would have some reason or right to comment on how they want to live their lives.

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