Supreme Court will not announce Prop 8 action until Monday or later
Original post made on Dec 1, 2012
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on Dec 1, 2012 at 10:41 am
"The sponsors of Proposition 8 and their committee, Protect Marriage, have argued in their appeal that California voters were entitled to choose a traditional definition of marriage."
I disagree, this is an issue for the courts to decide. Prop 8 passed with only about 53 percent of the vote (even parcel taxes have failed to pass with more support than that) :
So really, we have almost half of voters in California against prop 8 (myself included).
Loving v Virginia decided that interracial couples had the right to marry, we did not let voters decide, it was the courts.
This prop 8 issue is no different, courts should decide, and hopefully they will say that prop 8 is unconstitutional and allow same sex marriages to resume in CA.
on Dec 1, 2012 at 11:37 am
So, Resident, you seem very informed on this matter. Do you think the court's decision on interracial marriage was a good thing, or no? I've never been able to make up my mind on this one. Help!
on Dec 1, 2012 at 7:12 pm
I don't see how inter-racial marriage has had a negative impact on my life or on the lives of my family and friends.
If people with a different racial/ethnic heritage want to marry one another, far be it from me to say no.
If you're in the USA and you can't appreciate the rights of individuals to choose a partner, then perhaps you should consider going back to where your ancestors came from. You might be happier.