Wednesday, August 21, 2013

California’s Prop 8 Constitutional Amendment Instituting Inequality in Marriage is Now Officially Deceased

California’s Prop 8:  b.  Nov. 2008, d. June 2013;  RIP Oh Spawn of Satan

The last remaining legal challenge to the Supreme Court’s upholding, on technical grounds but who cares at this point in California, the unconstitutionality of California’s amendment to its state Constitution banning same sex marriage has now ended.

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Adam Chandler, 33, left, and Ivan Chandler, 38, both of Citrus Heights, wait in line to get married at San Francisco City Hall on June 29 after the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals lifted the stay on gay marriage in California. (Doug Duran / MCT / June 29, 2013)

How exactly can making these people ecstatically happy be wrong?

The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to revive Proposition 8, ending the last remaining legal challenge to same-sex marriage in the state.

Meeting in closed session, the state high court rejected arguments  by ProtectMarriage, Proposition 8’s sponsors, that only an appellate court could overturn a statewide law.

While The Dismal Political Economist has not visited California since the Supreme Court ruling, he could find no reports that decent and moral behavior in the state had evaporated as a result of the state allowing marriage equality, at least no more than decent and moral behavior in the state has evaporated anyway.

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