With both the Governor and AG already speaking out in favor of restoring Gay Marriages in the Golden State, the LA Times is also calling for a resumption of same-sex nuptuals.Â From the editorial: “Once Walker handed down his ruling, gay and lesbian weddings became constitutionally protected, at least until a higher court decides otherwise.…
The New York Times has one of the best editorials on the Proposition 8 decision from yesterday.
From the editorial: “The judge easily dismissed the idea that discrimination is permissible if a majority of voters approve it; the referendumâ€™s outcome was â€œirrelevant,â€ he said, quoting a 1943 case, because â€œfundamental rights may not be submitted to a vote.â€
He then dismantled, brick by crumbling brick, the weak case made by supporters of Proposition 8 and laid out the facts presented in testimony. The two witnesses called by the supporters (the state having bowed out of the case) had no credibility, he said, and presented no evidence that same-sex marriage harmed society or the institution of marriage.”
U. S. District Court Judge Vaughn R. Walker has issued a landmark decision declaring that Proposition 8, banning same-gender marriage is unconstitutional.
“The United States Constitution guarantees that all persons shall be treated equally under the law;” said Chris Prevatt, spokesman for the Harvey Milk Stonewall Democratic Club of Orange County. “The U.S. Supreme Court rulled decades ago, that marriage is a fundamental right, when it overturned state laws banning inter-racial marriages.”
The Associated Press is reporting that the judge presiding over the Prop 8 trial has reached a decision on whether or not California’s Proposition 8 violates the Constitutional Rights of Gays and Lesbians by denying them the right to marry. From the story: “Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker will issue his ruling Wednesday, said…
Irvine Council member Steven Choi, a struggling Republican candidate for the AD-70 race, is using a letter from Orange Juice publisher Art Pedroza to tout Choi’s candidacy. Choi, who’s his own best contributor to his own campaign, must be getting stir crazy in that tiny Woodbridge apartment.
The effort to place an initiative on the November 2010 ballot to repeal Proposition 8 and restore equal marriage rights for same-sex couples, announced today that the proponents did not gather the 694,354 signatures necessary to place the proposed initiative on the ballot.Â The group vowed to work toward the repeal of Prop 8 at the next general election in November 2012.
In the meantime, humorists already have their tongues in Ashburn’s cheeks. I can’t wait to see how Hollywood portrays his life story of dissociative identity disorder that I suspect will be titled “The Two FACES of Roy.”