(Closed) It’s about time! Prop 8 overturned in CA!!

posted 11 years ago in LGBTQ
Post # 32
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Honey bee

This makes me SOOOOO HAPPY!!!!!!!!  It was such a sad day for me, the morning I woke up and heard the Prop 8 vote results…. this is definitely a step towards the right direction!

Post # 33
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Halleluia!

Sometimes the courts are ahead of the general public with moral issues.  The Loving vs. Virginia case which overruled laws against interracial marriage was decided when the majority of the public opposed interracial marriage.  Hopefully our kids will look back on days like this in the same way we look back on the Loving vs. Virginia days.

Post # 34
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

So happy!!  That’s pretty much exactly what I was going to say, @ginnyc!! 🙂

Post # 35
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Yay!!! FINALLY!

Post # 36
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Yay!!! FINALLY!

Post # 37
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010 - The Tower Club

@ginnyc that’s exactly what I would have said, too! What great news! 🙂

Post # 38
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Yay! Let’s hope the decision stands.

Post # 39
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

just read this on CNN – soooooo awesome!

Post # 40
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Bout damn time is right!  It better stay overturned!!

Post # 41
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Yay!  Hooray for Civil Rights!  Proud to be an American today!

Post # 42
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2004

Some beautiful bits of text in the ruling, too. A definite step in the right direction. 🙂

Post # 43
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

This is a great decision! Hopefully it will stand up on appeal.

The down side for Vancouver  is that the wedding industry up here may take a hit. We have a lot of California couples coming up to Vancouver to get married.

Post # 44
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Bunny2010:

I am happy for whomever benefits from Prop 8. however being a California resident, voter, and most importantly a tax payer.  This implies costs that our state cannot afford. 

California citizens voted and prop 8 did not pass. Than the cliche “one vote makes a difference” is nonsense.  To get Prop 8 back on the ballot will cost the state a couple of thousands of dollars, it is silly that many residents are uneducated on the implications of what this overturn could have on our state of California.

Here we are rejoicing and backing up a law about “getting civil rights” when residents of Arizona SB2070  have gone under the radar and unseen and unheard.   What about undocumented residents receiving “equal civil rights” and not being violated merely because they lack an 8 by 11 sheet of paper .  Dr. Kings Dream evidently did not reach the state of Arizona.

I will be honest and keep it real I voted Yes on Prop.8 , and I believe that as voters  the decision was fair, since an fair  election process took place.  California voted and the decision should remain unchanged. However, if the Supreme Court judges find that the wording within Proposition 8 violates any rights than it needs to be changed. However, like anything this Proposition will be on the ballot again of course Titled differently and California will vote again.

Hopefully this time the ballot title is clear, since there was trickery involved on this proposition. Unless you did your homework and were educated on the issue than you voted for the correct box.

California voted against Prop.8 so it should stay that way.

 

Ahead of you,

For those about to comment that civil rights do not have a price, it is a valid point. However,  when reality sets in and we find out what the costs of placing the proposition again up for a vote. Than the crying will begin.  Our state has no funds or means of affording to incurr another fee.

If California finds a means for affording this , gee I wonder where it will come from : EDUCATION  our childrens education that is the first item on the agenda that they always take a chunck out of.

 

When we look at former court cases many readers forget the Golden Rule about history.  LOOK AT PAST HISTORICAL EVENTS THROUGH THE EYES OF THE PEOPLE BACK THAN , IT WAS WHAT WAS RIGHT FOR THEM and worked.

 

 

Post # 45
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Vancouver bride you are correct if Proposition overturns the ban on same sex marriage than California if after it is overturned , then people vote again. However, if California votes for same sex marriage than our state will be making revenue hopefully those figures can bring us out of the defecit we are in.

Like anything, right now since California is going through a budget defecit , our state has to make ourselves marketable. What better marketing tool than overturning Proposition 8.

However, if the Supreme court finds that the wording on Proposition is unbiased and within constitutional grounds than it will remain the same her.

What people are arguing and makes Proposition 8 unconstitutional was not so much that “everyone deserves the right to marry whom they please.” Rather, the wording utilized within the ballot and proposition that many civil rights advocate found and interpreted to be unfair and violated rights. 

Post # 46
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Newbee

@beatriz: It is my understanding that when a state supreme court judge overturns a voter initiative like prop 8, that cannot be overturned (edit- is CA unique? Anyone know?). The US government protects equal rights – not morals. I am sorry that you being a taxpayer above all else (above being human?) wishes the ban was not overturned. Have you considered increased marriage licenses bringing in additional revenue as a positive outcome? I think that religious and right-wing nonsense pushing the voter itinitiative was the costly decision – not the Judge’s upholding of fundamental human rights.

Anywho- Wow. Today is pretty significant! I am so excited! My partner and I are toasting to maybe one day we can be legally married in Oregon (cross your fingers for an appeal to be accepted in the 9th circuit and that judge upholding today’s ruling! then gay marriage in Oregon!)

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