Posts tagged Prop H8
Posts tagged Prop H8
After today’s debacle of striking down Section IV of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, I’m nervous. I’m almost sure Scalia’s wetting his pants with glee over getting to release a dissent like his “legendary” dissent in Lawrence v. Texas (2003).
In other words, gay marriage didn’t cause my straight divorce.
But the second time’s the charm, I swear!
Read the petition at the link above. We’ll know by early October if the Supreme Court chooses to hear the case.
This could get very interesting.
Supporters of California’s gay marriage ban are appealing a ruling that a U.S. judge’s own gay relationship was no basis for tossing out his decision in support of same-sex marriage.
U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker in San Francisco last year struck down California’s same-sex marriage ban, known as Proposition 8. He later openly discussed his own gay relationship after retiring from the bench earlier this year. Supporters of the ban now say his ruling was compromised and should be vacated.
But Chief U.S. District Judge James Ware disagreed earlier this month, ruling that granting such a request would send a message that minority judges could not rule in civil rights cases. Attorneys for ProtectMarriage.com, the anti-gay marriage group defending California’s ban, said in court papers filed late last week that they would appeal Ware’s decision.
Yep. Where’s the judicial activism again? We’re gonna keep appealing ‘til we get a friendly judge, or ‘til we gotta take our ball and go home!
Can a divorced district court judge preside over divorces? How about marry people, can the judge do that? What if the judge is willfully single or happily married? What if a judge who has no children is deciding child custody? What if the judge has children but hates them? How about a judge who rents deciding anything having to do with real estate?! They’re all biased!
Champagne corks are popping in the Golden State. A federal judge in California has lifted a temporary stay of his landmark decision striking down Proposition 8, the 2008 ballot measure that put a halt to weddings.
Same-sex couples across the state are expected to begin lining up for wedding licenses again nearly two years after voters narrowly approved Prop 8. Still, it’s unclear how long couples will be able to take advantage of the restored right to marry. Prop 8 proponents who are appealing the Prop 8 decision are also likely to appeal today’s ruling on resuming marriages to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.
A new CNN poll released yesterday found that for the first time a majority of Americans believe same-sex couples should have the right to legally marry. Fifty-two percent said it should be legal, while 46 percent opposed marriage equality.
Nate Silver at Fivethirtyeight.com has been analyzing recent polling on the issue, and concludes that the rapid shift in opinion toward marriage equality likely means that ”’having the debate’ is helpful to the gay marriage cause.”
Beautiful! = means =