Love, Hate, & The Future of Prop. 8

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) heard arguments today and could decide on the constitutionality of Proposition 8, which is California’s ban on same-sex marriage.

Dream Team

This is the legal team of David Boies and Ted Olson that is working to do away with Prop 8, along with the plaintiffs and their families, and Human Rights Campaign president Chad Griffin at a press conference after leaving the oral arguments at the Supreme Court.

Here is a blog from inside the court proceedings and what this might mean.

SCOTUS Blog

Here is what the Huffington Post is reporting:

Justice Anthony Kennedy “acknowledged that while the social science on gay marriage is relatively new, there is an “immediate” legal harm to those same-sex couples who cannot be married.  He said the voice of the thousands of children of same-sex couples was an important aspect of the case.  “They want their parents to have full recognition and legal status,” Kennedy told Charles Cooper, who was representing supporters of Proposition 8’s ban on gay marriage. “The voice of those children is considerable in this case, don’t you think?”

This is from the Associated Press:  “Justice Anthony Kennedy, the potentially decisive vote on a closely divided court, suggested that the court could dismiss the case with no ruling at all.  Such an outcome would almost certainly allow gay marriages to resume in California but would have no impact elsewhere.”

It’ll be interesting to see how this turns out.

Here are some of the faces of love today in Washington D.C.

Love 3Love 1 Love 4

And hate in Washington D.C. (thank you Westboro x Church):

Hate1 Hate 2

When referring to that extremist group out of Topeka, Kansas, I won’t use the former church affiliation in their name because that is offensive to the people of that denomination that don’t think like those haters.

To my friends, thank you for your unrelenting support!

Anthony

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