Court inaction could return gay marriage to Calif.

Mar 28, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Sunherald.com

The high court's forthcoming ruling is likely to allow same-sex marriages to resume in California more than four years after gays and lesbians first won the right to wed in the state courts and lost it a few months later at the ballot box, legal experts and lawyers involved in the case said.

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#1 Mar 28, 2013
Guess that would mean Prop. 8 would still be unconstitutional like what the lower court ruled.

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#2 Mar 28, 2013
equalityboy81 wrote:
Guess that would mean Prop. 8 would still be unconstitutional like what the lower court ruled.
Yep, whether the High Court decides to dismiss the appeal or rule on Standing.......Marriage Equality should be open for business by July......:-)

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#3 Mar 29, 2013
That will make 10 states with nearly 1/3rd of the population living with marriage equality.

Does a dismissal or a ruling on standing still set SCOTUS precedent like the Baker dismissal did? Considering they had a chance to affirm Baker, I'd think that pretty much negates what little precedent that ruling had left.

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#4 Mar 29, 2013
I wonder, too, if the Supremes are thinking at all about how it would look for them to leave Prop H8 intact and then have the voters of California immediately overturn it at the ballot box in the next election.

Would they consider that a slap-down to them by the public? Or would the consider it a win for them because they got away with not doing their job and not enforcing the constitution when they don't consider an issue to be an easy slam dunk.

Why anyone with a functioning brain would NOT think these are slam dunk cases, I can't imagine, but it does appear that the Supreme are struggling with this big touch case of whether to treat people equally in the "land of the free". Go figure.

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#5 Mar 29, 2013
eJohn wrote:
I wonder, too, if the Supremes are thinking at all about how it would look for them to leave Prop H8 intact and then have the voters of California immediately overturn it at the ballot box in the next election.
Would they consider that a slap-down to them by the public? Or would the consider it a win for them because they got away with not doing their job and not enforcing the constitution when they don't consider an issue to be an easy slam dunk.
Why anyone with a functioning brain would NOT think these are slam dunk cases, I can't imagine, but it does appear that the Supreme are struggling with this big touch case of whether to treat people equally in the "land of the free". Go figure.
We heard that very argument in front of the SCOTUS- if it's changing like the pro-equality side claims, then let the states work it out.

That said, I don't see the court upholding Prop 8.

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