Thursday, June 04, 2009

Congratulations to the people of the State of New Hampshire!

Gay Marriage Bill Signed in New Hampshire

It's coming, California...

A lot of my friends called for the California Supreme Court justices' heads after they ruled that Proposition 8 stands. But I argue that the justices did their jobs, as well as what they could for what is right by upholding the marriages that were performed before Proposition 8. Chief Justice Ronald George said it best:

"In a sense, petitioners' and the Attorney General's complaint is that it is just too easy to amend the California Constitution through the initiative process," wrote George for the 6-1 majority. "But it is not a proper function of this court to curtail that process; we are constitutionally bound to uphold it." Translation: Until Californians themselves change their system for amending the constitution, it will be the people - not the courts - who have final say on even the most fundamental rights enshrined in the constitution.

Let's place our anger in the right place: to change the insanity around California's constitutional amendment process, and to repeal Proposition 8.

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Blogger Trevor said...

Damn straight! Self responsibility at the state level is a hard thing to achieve, but still the power should be with the people. Reading a clear statement like this one is always such a pleasure!

June 4, 2009 at 3:24:00 PM PDT  

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