Equality California is considering putting a repeal of Proposition 8 on the 2012 ballot in California.
What do you think? Is this a good idea? What would be the likely outcome? Comment below!
If you feel strongly about your conviction, feel free to take Equality California’s Prop 8 survey.
Today, on the recommendation of the Attorney General, Preside Obama declared that discrimination based on sexual orientation should be presumed unconstitutional.
In response, the Department of Justice has concluded that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional and indefensible.
This means the Department of Justice will no longer defend DOMA in court, and may have greater implications for the marriage equality trials already in the courts.
Thankfully, The Supreme Court has refused to hear the case, effectively putting an end to the referendum.
Is this a prologue for the Prop 8 decision? One can only hope…
I know this is well overdue, but I have been busy with life and all of the responsibilities that come along with trying to get an education (and hopefully a job). I apologize for disappearing and failing to keep you up to speed on the issues.
That being said, I have decided to make time to keep up with this blog (I promise I’ll do my best) because this is a critical time in our country’s history and a critical time for gay rights. Today’s election decides the fate of our country for the next couple of years, so I hope you got out to vote today. Our country depends on us.
In case you missed it, a lot has been going on from Prop 8 to DADT and ENDA. I will try to recap some of what has happened as time goes on just in case you haven’t been keeping up.
I look forward to blogging and discussing issues with all of you in the future, and I hope you are excited because SECOND CLASS CITIZENS is back and we aren’t taking no for an answer anymore! (You hear that Mr. Obama?)
A Concerned Citizen
Wow…I am glad to hear that those who combat equality suffer for their prejudices.
From the Associated Press:
The Mormon church’s vigorous support for the California ballot measure that banned gay marriage last year has turned the Utah-based faith into a lightning rod for gay rights activism.
A nationwide “kiss-in” Saturday comes after gay couples in Salt Lake City, San Antonio and El Paso, Texas were arrested and cited for tresspassing or harrassed by police for publicly kissing.
In Utah, the July 9 trespassing incident occurred after a couple were observed by security guards on a downtown plaza owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The court case was dismissed, but the kiss sparked a community backlash and criticism of the church.
Church observers say the church’s intervention into California politics has left the faith’s image tarnished.