Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Calif. Supreme Court - The Ruling

The 6-1 ruling by the Supreme Court retaining the ban on gay marriages and upholding the voters voice is a sigh of relief.

Gay marriage advocates vow to bring the issue back to the ballot box next year.

Did you think it was going to stop there? Nope, and neither will the efforts of those of us that maintain that a marriage is between one man and one woman.

Gay Marriage Fight to Return to CA Ballot

The large rainbow flag that waves in Harvey Milk Plaza was lowered to half-staff after California's highest court upset a string of gay rights victories in other states by upholding a voter-approved ban on same-sex marriages.

But the mourning period represented by the black stripe hoisted in the gay pride flag's place did not seem destined to last long. Within minutes of the Supreme Court's 6-1 ruling, gay leaders said they were moving into campaign mode with an eye toward trying to repeal Proposition 8 at the ballot box as early as next year.

"So the court has said we have to go back," said Geoffrey Kors, executive director of the gay rights group Equality California. "We believe the political drive, the momentum, is there to do that."

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