Hamilton, Madison, and Jay

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

California SC Upholds Prop. 8

This is just breaking over the news wires, but the California State Supreme Court has upheld Proposition 8. They ruled that this was a constitutional amendment to the state constitution and not a constitutional revision. A revision would have had to go through the state legislature.

Because there was not a provision in Proposition 8 to abolish the gay marriages conducted thus far -- approximately 18,000 by Gabriel's number-crunching @ AoSHQ -- those marriages stand. They are legal, and are to be recognized as legal under the law. (I find it amusing that they claim those are legal under the law when it was the California supreme court that overruled the law -- the will of the voters -- in the first place.)

The opinion is here in pdf form, and according to Gabriel the website is in a state of flux. Take his advice and download it to read it. Do not read it directly from the website. The site is not stable right at this moment.

Now, if you will excuse me, I have a 185 page opinion to dive into.



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