Tag Archives: Prop 8
At RedState, that wretched hive of scum and villainy, one poster manages to, between an incomprehensibly wrong argument against the Ninth Circuit’s recent decision on Proposition 8, say something interesting. I recommend you skip over everything but the last two paragraphs, reproduced below: As I’ve written before, democracy, free markets, tradition and the rule of written […]
Yesterday gave American progressives two strong pieces of good news: first, Rick Santorum swept a few early primary and caucus states, gaining not so many delegates, but considerable momentum, and therefore guaranteeing that the continuing disaster that is the Republican primary season will drag on for… a while. Second, and more importantly, the Ninth Circuit […]
Ninth Circuit Takes the Path of Least Resistance, or: How the Separation of Powers Saved Gay Rights in California
On appeal from Judge Walker’s lengthy, well-defended decision holding California’s Proposition 8 invalid for unconstitutionally relying exclusively on voter antipathy towards their fellow citizens — seriously, I can’t believe this is a rule we even have to have — the Ninth Circuit punts. Professor Volokh excerpts the relevant parts of the order. In brief, the […]
In the absence of a new post of my own, I’ll point to this on The Daily Dish, where I and another commenter agree that, one way or another, Perry v. Schwarzenegger gets remanded.
Texas conservatives are so reasonable. After Judge Walker’s landmark holding in Perry v. Schwarzenegger, they’re willing to meet the pro-equality lobby halfway: civil unions! But no marriage, because that means churches would be forced to marry gay couples. This editorial demonstrates two things: first, that Judge Walker’s detractors haven’t bothered to read the opinion. See: […]
Says Judge Walker, for the Northern District of California (scribd): Plaintiffs have demonstrated by overwhelming evidence that Proposition 8 violates their due process and equal protection rights and that they will continue to suffer these constitutional violations until state officials cease enforcement of Proposition 8. California is able to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, […]