Well, the roller coaster of emotion is grinding up the hill ready for another heart-stopping descent into the dehumanizing gay marriage wars.
The 3-hour hearing for the rights of gay married Californians (or those who would be married) will be at 9-12am on March 5th.
The arguments to overturn the hate-filled Prop8 will be:
1) Such a sweeping effect on the rights of a minority is a revision, not an amendment, and therefore is not subject to a simple majority vote.
2) Such an initiative takes away the fundamental role of the State Supreme Court to determine the constitutionality of issues and
3) marriage is an inalienable right and thus cannot be subject to majority vote.
Despite the bravado from our side, the general consensus from the Constitutional Law types that I've read, is that it's a longshot we will win. BTW there is not an equal-protection argument. This is a state constitutional issue, not a federal one. If this went federal, we'd lose (you think that uber Catholics like Scalia, Roberts et al would ever, ever vote for gay marriage?)
There will be candlelight vigils the night before, and if you can get to San Francisco for the hearing, please try. (They are hoping to put up a jumbotron in the civic center plaza). I will post a reminder about the events in a few days.
Meanwhile, please wear white--or at least a white knot -- on that day to support IT and BP and the thousands like us as "they" argue about our marriage.
And say "I do" to the freedom to marry.
(Crossposted at Daily Kos and StreetProphets, with some revisions and with polls)