Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Proposition H8 Wins (For Now)

The California Supremes vote 6 to 1 to uphold Prop H8. They decided not to void the marriages made in the interim.

That anyone's rights or marriage should be up for a vote is a travesty of justice. Minorities (those creations of majorities) by definition will always lose. Democracy degenerates from Equal Justice Under Law to mob rule.

I still say California will have full marriage rights for LGBTs before New York does. I doubt Prop H8 will survive the next election. It won only by a narrow margin last time, and with the help of right wing and Mormon $$$$$ Mammon from out of state. The gay kids have had a taste of freedom and dignity and they know what they are missing now. They're going to make life absolutely miserable for their enemies, and for their politician lackeys, until this travesty is finally consigned to the oblivion it deserves.

In the end, our enemies will say of this day, "Another such victory and I am undone."

This fight has only just begun.

*IT over at Friends of Jake has extensive quotes from the decision here. She also has extensive passages from the one dissenting opinion by Justice Moreno here.

Toujoursdan had some interesting reflections on the decision here.


it's margaret said...

She has another post up now. Go see.

Göran Koch-Swahne said...

All I can say is: I agree!

Göran Koch-Swahne said...

A very superficial and temporary win it is.