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US Supreme Court schedules two day hearing for same-sex marriage cases

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  1. That will be a helluva hearing. Such a lot at stake. I’m nervously optimistic.

    1. Pavlos Prince of Greece 7 Jan 2013, 11:03pm

      I am optimistic about striking of ‘Doma’, at least of section 3. And pessimistic about end of Prop. 8. But lets see …

      1. I don’t think the Prop 8 case will end up being that big a deal one way or the other, since the court can and probably will decide it on narrow grounds that limit the effects of the ruling to California. If that’s what they do, then it almost doesn’t matter which way they go on it. If they vote to uphold, great, Californians get marriage equality this summer. If they vote to reverse, well, bummer, but we’ll only have to wait till the next election when California will almost certainly have the votes to repeal Prop 8 at the ballot box. (In fact, they probably had the votes to repeal it last year if it hadn’t been tied up in the courts.)

        1. Pavlos Prince of Greece 8 Jan 2013, 2:33am

          I am indeed in favor of abolition of Prop. 8 by referendum and not by the courts. Its more fair and democratic – because ban on same-sex marriage in California has go by referendum, and must fail on exactly similar way. And beautiful – as a fair and big ‘revanche’. Sometimes its not only final solution what matters, but the way too. If gay marriage in California will became legal by Supreme Court, homophobes will all ways say, that it was ‘undemocratic’. And they will have in some sense the point. Victory all ways is victory? Well, at least not in the explicit historic perspective, I think …

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