Meredith L. Patterson (maradydd) wrote,
Meredith L. Patterson
maradydd

Prop 8 postmortem, Part 1: Dissecting History

I'll say this for the No on 8 crowd -- we don't waste our time. Three lawsuits were filed today with the California Supreme Court, seeking orders blocking enforcement of Prop 8 and aimed at striking it down, and the count isn't even done yet!

"But, Meredith," I hear you say, "this is a constitutional amendment -- aren't the Supreme Court's hands tied?" Actually, due to the approach the plaintiffs are taking, the CA Supreme Court does have the ability to consider this. The legal reasoning behind the lawsuits is interesting, and if you live in California, it's worth your time to understand it.

Probably only of interest to those in CaliforniaCollapse )

Next up: what's happening right now, what the next few months mean to you, and what the hell is going on with existing marriages.

Mad props to songblaze for research assistance and getting me thinking about it from this angle.

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Tags: but meredith i hear you say, politics, prop 8, they work for you
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