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In CA, a second Prop 8 instead?

 

More evidence that Prop 8 will win-out in court - SSM activists are searching for a fall back option:

Equality California, the major gay rights organization, is looking into whether or not it will push for a pro-gay marriage ballot measure sometime very soon, probably 2012.

"Legal experts advise that the case might not be resolved for several years -- and there is no guarantee how the courts will ultimately rule, despite the amazing work of the lawyers leading this effort," writes EQCA InterimExecutive Director Jim Carroll.

A federal lawsuit seeking to overturn Proposition 8 is working its way through the appeals process.

4 Comments

  1. Vast Variety
    Posted April 5, 2011 at 11:48 am | Permalink

    This is not evidence toward how the courts will rule one way or the other. Just like any good battlefield general, it's always better to approach your opponents from multiple directions at the same time to ensure victory..

  2. P
    Posted April 5, 2011 at 12:04 pm | Permalink

    Did these people learn nothing from 2008? Having this issue on the ballot at the same time as Obama actually helped bring out more pro-prop 8 black voters. That is of course ironic considering Obama opposed Prop 8( and every other traditional marriage law, even though he still claims to be personally be in favor of traditional marriage. He says even now that his position is in favor of strong civil unions. But Prop 8 did nothing to effect California's strong civil union regime-offering every legal right to same-sex couples but the word "marriage". If Prop 8 reflects Obama position, how could he oppose it? Somethign doesn't add up.) Maybe the opponents of prop 8 should wait till 2014 or beyond-when Obama won'tbe on the ballot and the legal picture will be more clear.

  3. Marty
    Posted April 5, 2011 at 12:28 pm | Permalink

    Gee, you'd think these people would have more important things to worry about, than to spend yet another fortune trying to sell an idea that the citizens of California have rejected time and time again.

    Get a life!

  4. Posted April 5, 2011 at 11:56 pm | Permalink

    If Prop 8 reflects Obama position, how could he oppose it? Somethign doesn't add up.) Maybe the opponents of prop 8 should wait till 2014 or beyond-when Obama won'tbe on the ballot and the legal picture will be more clear.

    Or they could have gotten it on the ballot in 2010.

    This is not evidence toward how the courts will rule one way or the other. Just like any good battlefield general, it's always better to approach your opponents from multiple directions at the same time to ensure victory..

    I agree.

    It is clear that the First Circuit would decide Gill v. Office of Personnel Management before the Ninth Circuit decides this case.