Just a quick observation to add to the volumes I’ve written lately on Prop 8 (see:
Proposition 8 Ruling is a Catch 88)(I especially recommend the 1st and 3rd).
The California Supreme Court’s ruling has created a new, lower class for its gay citizens to occupy. 1st class is for teh straightz! Lotsa legroom and right to get married, plus a velvety sleep mask. 2nd class are the 18,000 gay couples who lucked out and got married before the passage of Prop 8. They get a bag of peanuts and a TV to share with the whole row.
Then, there are the 3rd class, teh regular gays, who get stuffed in the luggage compartment.
In all seriousness, I do wonder if a mini-martyr-movement will spring up, with married LGBTQ people burning their marriage certificates in solidarity with their unmarried brethren and sethren. Maybe, or maybe just burning a symbolic copy.
This is the problem with “splitting the baby.” You just make a bloody mess.
P.S. This guy is dead wrong. Prop 8 may indeed be good for gay marriage in the long run, but not for the reason he says. Kicking the ball back to voters is the opposite of progress, and the essence of the flaw in the court’s ruling.
If Prop 8 is good for gay marriage in the long run, it will be because it brings on a successful equal protection challenge in the US Supreme Court.