Jeremy Bishop

California Supreme Court Could Rule This Week On Prop 8 Lawsuit

Filed By Jeremy Bishop | November 13, 2008 2:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Politics, The Movement
Tags: California Proposition 8, gay marriage, gay rights

I've been traveling on the road, so apologies if this has been posted, but it seems to have slipped through the radar screen nationally. According to The Sacramento Bee, California Supreme Court Spokeswoman Lynn Holton says that the Court could issue a ruling on the lawsuits that seek to invalidate Prop 8 as early as this week.

You can read the article here.

My crack team of friends in the know in Sacramento see the court taking on this case so quickly as a promising sign, signaling that the court wants to deal with this disgusting situation now rather than later.

Of course, we won't know until we hear from the Court, but it looks like the wait won't be long.

With the Governator and over 40 state legislators stepping up and speaking out against Prop 8 through public statements and friend of the court briefs, it looks like the California political community is coming together and saying resolutely, that putting the civil rights of a minority up for the vote of the majority is a disservice to all Californians, not just LGBT ones.

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Cross your fingers, darlings!

That's good news. Imagine if they ruled before Saturday's protests...

Brynn Craffey Brynn Craffey | November 13, 2008 3:26 PM

Where were these political allies BEFORE the election?

Why, if this proposition was so legally flawed, was it allowed on the ballot in the first place?

Of course I hope the California Supreme Court rules against 8. But you know the Fundies will then appeal. Will the present configuration of the Federal Supreme Court rule in our favor?

Also, following this route allows the Religious Right to play the victim card to the max.

Reformed Ascetic | November 13, 2008 10:30 PM

They've already been playing this card. From the Yes on 8 people who were furious that their personal freedom of expression was violated by people stealing their yard signs, to Mormon spokesman who have started suggesting that the protests are just an expression of the oppression they experience as a religious minority.

They are going to say they've been victimized no matter how we gain a win. Remember that Christian conservatives often describe themselves as being oppressed by "the World" even when not discussing politics.

The fundies cannot appeal to the federal level. The ruling on the SCOCA pertains the California constitution, one which does not concern the federal courts whatsoever.