prop 8 ruling

The California Supreme Court announced today that it will uphold Prop 8’s constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. After hearing the rather dismal oral arguments, I wasn’t surprised, but it’s still a blow, still disappointing. I suppose the silver lining here is that our marriage still stands, and the marriages of those others who married before election day still stand, but that is little consolation for those who have yet to meet and fall in love or those who were unable to marry for other reasons. It feels strange to be part of this small exception.

Neither J nor I have the energy to fight now, and frankly, there is nothing to be done until we get this on the ballot again. For now, we’re choosing to be selfish, choosing to focus on our family and our stability. Sometimes, we just can’t be activists.

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2 responses to “prop 8 ruling

  1. i hear you. we’re californians, too. (down in san jose). This news wasnt surprising, but still crushing. we fought so hard through prop 8, i just dont have it in me to fight anymore.

  2. margot707

    This is a very strange legal dilemma. Now that the matter is being brought to Federal court, let’s see how it will take to wend its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. It’s disheartening to see all the backlash, that the haters now feel justified in their bigotry.

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