Once again, I have to come down from a high. I am excited that Sonia Sotomayor has been nominated to the SCOTUS. I am sad that the California Supreme Court has decided to uphold Proposition 8. That ruling just came down a few minutes ago.
Interestingly, the California court wimped out on us. If, as they have deemed, Proposition 8 is legal, then it would follow that the same sex marriages that they have declared safe, are in fact against the law. Should they not be nullified? Right now, there is a definite two tiered structure in California. When will those on the right, buoyed by the decision today, decide that their gay married neighbors, by just existing, should have their marriage destroyed. Remember, it violates the law of California. I am waiting for them to begin to destroy marriage, to do what they said that they are trying to prevent.
I suggest to all of my glbt (and straight allied) brothers and sisters in California to generate a petition banning divorce, the real destroyer of marriage, throughout California, and to have that law go retroactively, so that all of those married to someone other than their first spouse will be forced to have those first marriages reinstated.
If marriage is in need of protection, then go hard, and see how far you get. Destroy the marriages of the people who married last year in California, and explain why to the public.