12 January 2010

Prop 8 goes to court

Yesterday, the case of Perry v. Schwarzenegger, which challenges the constitutionality of Proposition 8, got under way in U.S. district court in San Francisco. Proposition 8, as you may recall, was a California ballot initiative that passed in November of 2008 and thereby outlawed same-sex marriage in that state.

I don't sense a lot of optimism in the LGBT community regarding this court case, but I nonetheless hope that the court will decide against the clearly discriminatory Prop 8.

In any event, the ruling will likely be appealed, so the fight for marriage equality in California will not be over any time soon.

In the meantime, it should be an interesting ride.

For an interesting in-depth article on the case, check out this piece in The New Yorker by Margaret Talbot: "A Risky Proposal"

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