Proposition 8 Ruled Unconstitutional!!
Posted by socgradmama on August 4, 2010
The decision can be read here: http://bit.ly/d9t7Hv
Thank you to the couples, Paul and Jeff, and Kristin and Sandy, for being brave enough to take it to court. Thank you to the attorneys and to Judge Walker. And many thanks to all the people who have donated, and marched, and spoken their truths. This would never have happened without an amazing amount of work on the part of many.
At the same time, we have to realize that THAT work isn’t finished. Yes, this is in the hands of the courts and yes it will be appealed. But it is also true that we have to continue to do the work of countering homophobia, and its twins racism and sexism, wherever they are found. Only when people’s hearts and minds are touched and changed, only then will repression based on sexuality be forever banished from society. And that work will have to go on no matter where in the judicial process the challenge to Prop. 8 sits or whatever ballot measure we may be forced to either write or fight. I feel sure that all of the folks who will be celebrating tonight, will also be ready to pick up their pens, their picket signs, touch the keys of their keyboards, ipads, and blackberries, and continue to tell their stories.
In the meantime we CELEBRATE!! For a list of events statewide see: http://equalityevents.ning.com/
If you’re local on the Central Coast, join S.A.M.E. at Jill’s Place, 632 Santa Barbara St, Santa Barbara, CA from 7pm on. Let’s raise our glasses, hug one another, and build community for the continuing struggle.