california state supreme court just upheld the right to amend the state constitution by a simple majority ballot measure. wtf. i am still legally married. my younger gay brother, nope.
it takes a lot to get me there, but i am enraged
Another point of hope is that 9 or 10 years ago, there was only 20% support for a gay marriage proposition in California. In November, there was 49% support. Some of you math guys can extrapolate for me, but I think it means that things will be set right SOON!
One comment I've heard that I think holds a lot of weight in this type of issue is that no one appears to be protecting a minority group from the majority. It's a sad moment in the West Coast, but with the strides being made on the Eastern part of the US, I think it's only a matter of time!
Exactly, we've alway given too much credit to the west coast for being progressive. The midwest is where true progress is made. I can't believe I will be driving one state away to Iowa later this year to marry my partner of 25 years. Who would have thought. Hope is in the heartland.
It's not right.
Love is love.
why can't a marriage be a marriage no matter whats between your legs?
No comment...but only because Mom taught me, "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all." As a side note...what I'd like to say would curl their ears! -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.
Kind of curious- It seems in general that we do better when our "friends" are not in power.
I believe it's only a matter of time that all of this will be behind us... and it'll be perfectly legal to marry the person you love, despite their gender... it should never have mattered.. but the US has been through this before... remember segregation? (eek) - now we just sit here in present day and gaze back and wonder how it must have been a struggle for those who just wanted to get married... but society seemed to be so against it... and there really is (was) no good reason...
it's the same battle - the players have just changed a bit...
in time... we'll be able to marry... and the only worry others will have is what to buy off our gift registry... or what to wear to our weddings! :)
It must be horrible for some people to feel so threatened by any sort of change that they deny others the right to live their lives more nearly as they see fit. It smacks of insecurity and narrowmindedness on their parts. There'll be some answering to do, at some point in time, to someone. I too, am disappointed with the decision but glad those who are married apparently still have their unions honored.
The saving grace of the decision is that they upheld the **PROCESS**; not the constitutionality of the amendment.
They did uphold the validity of the marriages - which bodes well.
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