2 days ago
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
This is the date and time that the Supreme Court of California will issue it's ruling on the future status of same-sex marriage in the State of California.
The court heard oral arguments on 03-04-08 and had until June 2nd 2008 to issue it's ruling. It's interesting to note that they have accelerated their schedule and is a couple of days before the historic May 17th 2004 date when Massachusetts became the first State in our nation to issue civil marriage licenses to same-sex couples. This was after the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruling on November 18th 2003 that legalized same-sex marriage in that State.
We hope that the news is good and we can start having June weddings in California this year!!! Starting with ours! My partner and I have been together for twelve years and we are really looking forward to having our relationship legally recognized, even if it is just at the State level.
The sad news is that it looks like California will have an anti same-sex marriage Constitutional amendment on the November ballot. I just hope that society has progressed enough that the majority of voters vote against this hateful amendment to the Constitution.
Minority rights should never be put to a vote of the majority. Why do you think they call us a minority to begin with!