Friday, May 22, 2009

Now for certain: Day of Decision is May 26th

Okay, folks, here we go. The Day of Decision is Tuesday, May 26th. The court will release the opinion at 10.00 am. There will be demonstrations all around the state; protests, if as expected, it goes against us, celebrations, if we are unexpectedly victorious. For a list of cities, go here (includes cities outside California!). Show your pride, show your love. Wear white if you can. And above all, keep it peaceful! Don't give them any excuses to point at us.

And remember, on Saturday, May 30, road trip to Fresno for Meet in the Middle: take the discussion to the heartland where the battle must be fought.

I will post more at Gay Married Californian this weekend (I have a couple of important posts that should get us ready) and then will repost the protest plans there and here.

Possible outcomes:
  • Prop 8 upheld, and 18,000 couples forcibly divorced possible
  • Prop 8 upheld, and 18,000 couples "Grandfathered" and remaining legal pundits say, most likely
  • Prop 8 overturned, and the 18,000 are the vanguard of the movement. wouldn't that be something!
  • Prop 8 upheld, but all marriages (straight and gay) converted to civil unions, would serve them right!


dr.primrose said...

In other Episcopal news -- Grand Jury returns 20-count indictment of felony theft charges against Rev. [Donald] Armstrong. H/T to Episcopal Cafe.

it's margaret said...

IT --you and your wife are in my prayers.

Please remember there will be national consequences in this --three couples from the congregation I serve were married in California... we are all holding our breath.

Tom Sramek, Jr. said...

Prop 8 upheld, but all marriages (straight and gay) converted to civil unions, would serve them right!Before you get on your high horse, remember that there are plenty of opponents of Prop 8 who were married in California.

Karen said...


You and your wife and in my thoughts and prayers. The day will come that your relationship will have the legal standing that you deserve to have. I fervently hope that day comes next Tuesday, but it will come.

IT said...

Well, yes Tom, we know. All of us would suffer at some level. That's the point.

Broadly speaking, if my marriage is to be forcibly "unionized", why shouldn't everyone's? Are you implying that my marriage is "less than" a straight marriage, and therefore still "different"? Are you saying that "I think that gays should be able to marry, but if they can't, oh well so sad too bad,but don't touch my straight marriage"? So much for solidarity, eh? Now you know how it feels.

Moreover, it would certainly expose the canard that civil unions are equal--or it would force them to become equal.

the court is on record as saying that gay people cannot be treated differently than straight people. The "people" have said marriage is only male-female. Ergo, the only logical solution is to treat everyone the same and eliminate marriage for everyone. I doubt it will happen, but it has a certain justice to it.

either we are equal under the eyes of the law, or we aren't.

JCF said...