Monday, December 6, 2010

Prop H8 in Court Again Today

Canada has granted the freedom to marry to same-sex couples and a court there is now dealing with the possibility of increasing the freedom to marry to polycules. Meanwhile, Proposition 8 (Prop “H8”) is back in US federal court as we fight for the freedom of same-sex couples to marry in more places in the US.

I’m cautiously optimistic. I'd like to court to quickly decide that the lower court’s ruling was correct and again lift the ban on the freedom of (some) same-sex couples to marry in California. It remains to be seen if this will go up to the Supreme Court. It would be great if this would bring this freedom to marry to all of the other states that currently have bans, too. What would be best of all is if we got full marriage equality out of this, but that is a longshot.

Opponents of Proposition 8 contend it violates the due process and equal protection rights of gays and lesbians under the U.S. Constitution by denying them the right to marry the person of their choice and by singling them out for disparate treatment without a legitimate rationale.

Let freedom ring.
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