RECENT  POSTS:  » FRC prays for judges, governors, legislators to ignore marriage equality rulings » Read: AFA plays innocent about making Bryan Fischer a known pundit; no one's buying it » Yes you will coexist with civil marriage equality, Tony Perkins; that's a demand, not a request » Report: The AFA has fired Bryan Fischer as Director of Issue Analysis » Video: These Alabama anti-gay protestors sound exactly like parody versions of Alabama anti-gay protestors » Audio: Activist judge Roy Moore gives rambling, unconvincing interview to Tony Perkins » NOM reveals plan for taking people's money even though they've clearly lost » Openly anti-gay Chief Justice of AL Supreme Court vows to openly defy marriage equality » AFA's Director of Issues Analysis: LGBT activists possess 'unvarnished energy of Satan himself » Wait, FRC has been able to 'uphold natural marriage'? That's news to all non–cave dwellers!  

« Go back a post || Return to G-A-Y homepage || Haul tail to next post »

02/16/2011

Today we marriage watchers again look West

by Jeremy Hooper
The California Supreme Court will decide Wednesday whether to plunge back into the legal battle over same-sex marriage.

The state high court, meeting in closed session, will review a request by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to determine whether Proposition 8’s sponsors have legal authority to defend the ballot measure.

California Supreme Court to consider key issue in battle over same-sex marriage [LA Times Blog]

The major options, in short: The state Supremes can dismiss the Prop 8 proponents' appeal, which would restore marriage equality to CA. Or they could determine that the proponents do have standing and kick the matter back up to the 9th Circuit, whose eventual ruling could (a) open up marriage equality within huge portions of the Western United States or (b) setback the momentum. Either way, SCOTUS is the likely endpoint.

But for now let's stick local. Should you have some good mojo to spare, send it in San Francisco's general direction.

***

***UPDATE: Major #Prop8 development: CA Supremes to hear standing issue

space gay-comment gay-G-A-Y-post gay-email gay-writer-jeremy-hooper


Your thoughts

comments powered by Disqus

G-A-Y Comments Policy


 
Related Posts with Thumbnails