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Well, he's kind of had it in for me ever since I accidentally ran over his dog. Actually, replace "accidentally" with "repeatedly," and replace "dog" with "son."

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Silver Lining

I assume some of you have seen this by now, but let's post it here anyway. From the ACLU:

The California Attorney General, Equality California, and the nation's leading LGBT legal groups agree that the marriages of the estimated 18,000 same-sex couples who married between June 16, 2008 and the possible passage of Proposition 8 are still valid in the state of California and must continue to be honored by the state.
This is what LTG predicted, and will probably come to pass. I'm ready to fight for those 18,000 marriages.


Dr. Strangelove said...

The ACLU, the CA Attorney General, and LGBT legal groups all support same-sex marriage, so I am neither comforted nor surprised by their statements. On the other side, the "Yes on 8" folks say the proposition will invalidate existing same-sex marriages no matter, "when and where they were performed."

It's all up to the courts.

Dr. Strangelove said...

Actually, let me amend my statement. Not all of the "Yes on 8" folks were certain it would apply to existing marriages. The SF Chronicle quotes the chief counsel for "Yes on 8", Andrew Pugno, as saying, "I don't think the law is clear on that." He added that CA Atty Gen. Jerry Brown's position and the state court's evident sympathy toward same-sex marriage could determine the outcome.

The Law Talking Guy said...

Proposition 8 should have been called the Social Justice Lawyers' Full Employment Act of 2008 and Beyond.