Judge Rules California's Anti-Gay Marriage Proposition 8 Unconstitutional: Bloggers React
U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn R. Walker today ruled that Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage within the state of California, is unconstitutional.
From the ruling in Perry v. Schwarzenegger:
Because Proposition 8 is unconstitutional under both the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses, the court orders entry of judgment permanently enjoining its enforcement; prohibiting the official defendants from applying or enforcing Proposition 8 and directing the official defendants that all persons under their control or supervision shall not apply or enforce Proposition 8.
WOMEN BLOGGERS REACT TO THE PROP. 8 RULING
- Lisa Keen of Keen News Service calls it "a big decision, but stayed," noting that "a few minutes after issuing the decision, Walker also issued a temporary stay of its impact and directed attorneys challenging the initiative to respond to request by August 6."
- Michelle Malkin says, "The decision from Judge Vaughn Walker is no surprise if you watched his show trial antics over the last several months."
- This Week In Lady News takes a look "Princes," the ad that caused the initial 5% saw in voters, leading to the 2008 passing in the Prop 8 legislature.
- Pam at Pam's House Blend has a rolling open thread stuffed with information and analysis.
- NerdMom of Nerd Family Blog says, "I have a feeling that we are going to see another piece of legislation soon, either legalizing gay marriage or banning it."
- Mom bloggers at Babble and their babies re wearing their support of same-sex marriage.
- Candace Chellew-Hodge at Religion Dispatches quotes a new study showing Prop. 8 was "parent-approved."
- Not Just a Working Mom posted some cool NOH8 pictures.
- The California NOW blog has a list of celebrations in towns throughout California.
SOME BACKGROUND ON PROPOSITION 8
- Reaction From the 2009 Ruling Upholding Prop. 8
- Prop. 8 and the Black Community: Are We at Fault?
- Reaction at the 2008 Polls
- A Summary of the Proposition From the 2008 Election
What do you think about the ruling? A victory for gay rights? A reversal of voter-approved legislation? Tell me in the comments.