(Closed) California’s Prop 8 just deemed unconstitutional!

posted 9 years ago in LGBTQ
Post # 31
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Woohoo!!

Post # 32
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I must be really naive, I keep thinking that if it goes to the Supreme Court, it can’t possibly be undone because what grounds could they possibly have for calling it constitutional?  And then I realize of course it’s a possibility.  Blah.

Yay for now though!

Post # 33
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Bumble Beekeeper

This is AMAZING!! Go California!!!

Post # 35
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2006

Great news, now if Middle America could just catch up with the coasts.

Post # 36
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

That’s awesome!!!!

Post # 37
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Buzzing bee

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@HappierKate:  If the Supreme Court says that homosexuals aren’t a suspect or a quasi-suspect class, then Prop 8 could be considered constitutional because the standard would be a lot lower and easier to meet. 

Justice Kennedy, the swing vote on the Court, has had some prior opinions in favor of marriage equality, so I wouldn’t be surprised if the 9th circuit’s decision gets upheld even with a more conservative court.  We’ll see though.  SCOTUS probably won’t hear the case until next year I’m guessing, so I’m just going to enjoy this small victory for now.

Post # 38
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

This just made my day!

Post # 39
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Bee Keeper
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@daybyday:  Don’t forget about IA 😉 Heheh.

Post # 40
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

that’s great! it’s about time that our southern neighbours catch up!

that was the premise of why same sex marriage was made legal in Canada in 2004, because it went against our Charter of Rights that doesn’t allow discrimination against anyone regardless of sex, race, religion, or sexual orientation.

hooray for this breakthrough!

Post # 41
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

What a wonderful time for California! I hope my country follows suit soon 🙂

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