Prop 8 closer to being overturned

Supporters of gay marriage rally on the steps of the State Capitol ...

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The rainbow flag waves in front of the California State Capitol in Sacramento in November. Today the state’s attorney general, Jerry Brown, asked the state’s Supreme Court to invalidate Proposition 8, which stripped same-sex couples of their constitutional right to marry and which narrowly passed on Nov. 4 after “Christo”fascists pumped millions of dollars into a hate- and lie-filled campaign. “It became evident that the [state Constitution’s] provision guaranteeing basic liberty, which includes the right to marry, took precedence over [Proposition 8],” Brown said today. “Based on my duty to defend the law and the entire Constitution, I concluded the court should protect the right to marry even in the face of the 52 percent vote.”

First, the bad news: Today the haters filed a petition in the California Supreme Court to have nullified the thousands of same-sex marriages that legally were performed in the state between the time that the state Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriages must be allowed under the state’s constitution (which was in May) and the narrow passage of the anti-same-sex-marriage Proposition 8 on Nov. 4.

You have to wonder what kind of miserable fucks would find it so fucking vital to try to destroy the happiness of thousands of newlyweds. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? These are inalienable rights, according to the Declaration of Independence and to the American dream — but not according to the haters, who can’t be happy unless they’re making someone else miserable by oppressing them.

Now, the good news: Today California’s attorney general, former Gov. Jerry Brown, petitioned the state Supreme Court to declare Proposition 8 null and void because it violates the state’s constitutional guarantee of equal rights for all Californians.

Gee, which side do you think the state Supreme Court is going to side with: Jerry Brown, whose position is the same position that the court took when it ruled in May, 4-3, that same-sex marriages must be lawful in California, or the position of the haters, which is that the equal civil and human rights of any minority group in California can be stripped by a simple majority vote?

Oh, and six of the seven members of the California Supreme Court were appointed by Repugnican governors, in case you think we’re talking about a renegade liberal court here.

Proposition 8 is on life support and the court is going to pull the plug.

Soon we’ll be able to put a third star back on the marriage equality flag.

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