RECENT  POSTS:  » Kim Davis: The almost too perfect coda to the marriage discrimination fight » Anti-gay clerks are going to have to do their jobs. Because of course they are. » Jeb really wants to remind voters of his anti-'same status' plan for gay couples » Maine: NOM finally forced to hand over its tiny, out-of-state, incestuous donor roll » This delusional primary: Huckabee claims 'same-sex marriage is not the law of the land' » The 'Yeah. Duh. Of course' phase of this fight » Trailer: 'Stonewall' » And now NOM is literally pleading with its (theoretical) supporters » Add 'professional advocate for anti-gay scouting' to list of bygone career choices » NOM to lasso the White House with a rosary. Or something.  

« 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