Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Once Again, Idiocy Prevails

Posted By on Tue, May 26, 2009 at 11:33 AM

Well, isn't that fucked up? This morning, the California Supreme Court upheld Proposition 8. However, there was a silver lining to ruling: The 18,000 LBGT couples who married in California can stay married.

The court, in a 6-1 decision, said Californians have a right, through the ballot box, to change their Constitution—even at the expense of civil rights. According to the AP story, gay-rights activists immediately promised to resume their fight, saying they would go back to voters as early as next year in a bid to repeal Prop 8.

"It's not about whether we get to stay married. Our fight is far from over," said Jeannie Rizzo, 62, who was one of the lead plaintiffs along with her wife, Polly Cooper. "I have about 20 years left on this earth, and I'm going to continue to fight for equality every day."

At Weekly World Central, the prevailing opinion seems to be that within a few years, a majority of California voters will wind up recognizing the rights of LGBT couples to marry, therefore overturning Prop 8.

Folks, don't forget the Day of Decision rally tonight, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Catalina Park, 309 E. First St. Obviously, this is partly a celebration of the Tucson citizens who married in California, but it is also an opportunity to rally the troops for the work that needs to be done, both there and in Arizona.

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