Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Prop 8 Remains Unconstitutional

In California the decision from the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, declined en banc review of its February 2012 ruling that held that Proposition 8, California’s ban on marriage for gay couples was unconstitutional. Mainstream media is predicting that this case is headed for the US Supreme Court but we feel that it’s a total waste of time & money. Denying gay couples marriage equality will continue to be found unconstitutional in America. Stuart Gaffney, Marriage Equality USA’s Media Director stated, “The momentum for the freedom to marry seems unstoppable. Three weeks ago, the President of the United States announced his support for marriage equality. Last week, the 1st Circuit Federal Court of Appeals held that the so-called Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional. And today, the 9th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals upheld its earlier decision striking down Proposition 8. Nationwide polls have shown majority support for the freedom to marry for the last two years & Californians now favor marriage equality by a 59 – 34 percent margin, according to the latest polling.” Marriage equality opponents have 90 days or until early September to ask the United States Supreme Court to hear the case. The Supreme Court has discretion to decide whether or not to take the case. If the Supreme Court declines to do so, the Ninth Circuit decision would stand & marriages would begin again in California." Let’s cross our fingers & hope the high court does the latter….:)

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