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View Diary: "but we will soldier on." On Prop 8 (28 comments)

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  •  we could make history in 2010 (1+ / 0-)
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    I know this will shock some people, but just this once, I actually want the court to stay out of it. I think we can really win in 2010.  The trends are in our favor. If we couldn't, I'd be all up for the courts deciding it, but if it's reasonable to assume we could win in two years, we would send a HUGE message to the country and the world by getting a majority of CA voters to support equal marriage rights. Somehow I feel like a victory at the ballot box would resonate much more than a judicial decision. It might also give the ultimate arbiter in the nation, the Supreme Court of the United States, a reason to finally get involved in this debate and settle it once and for all - hopefully on our side.

    •  If SCOTUS gets involved... (0+ / 0-)

      Be prepared for the return of the Federal Marriage Amendment.  3/4 of the states already have laws on the books banning marriage equality.  No, our best bet is CA State Supreme Court, which should cause some inertia in other states ready to fall (Iowa?).

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