Landmark Prop 8 Ruling Expected Wednesday
According to every single news source in the world, Chief US District Judge Vaughn Walker has reached a decision on the constitutionality of Proposition 8. Prop 8, as you probably know, is an amendment to the state’s constitution that limits marriage as being between one man and one woman.
According to The Huffington Post (because it amuses me to use them as a source):
The decision came in a lawsuit brought by two same-sex couples seeking to overturn California’s voter-approved Proposition 8, which outlaws gay marriage.
Both sides previously said an appeal was certain if Walker did not rule in their favor. The case would go first to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals then the Supreme Court if the high court justices agree to review it.
In other words, this could be the big one, folks. Walker has made some interesting decision regarding “gay rights.” It’s entirely up in the air what his decision might be. I have no doubt, however, that the 9th Circuit will rule in favor of gay marriage. If SCOTUS agrees to hear the case, this may determine not only the legality of gay marriage in California, but for the rest of the states as well, depending on how that ruling is written.
As you may know, I support the idea of gay marriage. However, I am certainly opposed to the politics and the agenda behind the current push for its legality and acceptance, and the attempt by leftists to label anyone who isn’t for “marriage equality” as a bigot or homophobe. This is an extremely important cultural issue for the US and I hope it receives the full attention of the media and, most definitely, of the courts.
Both sides are pitched for battle. I’d like to remind you that, whatever tomorrow’s ruling, that is not the end of the issue.
I will certainly be writing about Walker’s decision tomorrow at some point, so please check back for updates.