Reaction to Prop 8 Ruling

The Supreme Court has just abandoned 7 million voters, giving us no justice and no access to the courts..  The California Supreme Court made it clear that the proponents of Prop 8 are delegated the right to defend the law if state official refuse to do so.  But after accepting standing in DOMA because. . .well because it wanted to, the majority of the Supreme Court justices simply punted unable to recognize a clear injustice in kicking out of court people who have devoted thousands of hours to the democratic process –and $3 million to the defense of the law–that the Court today treats as beggars with no interest in the outcome.

The good news is that Judge Walker’s decision has no precedential value.  Marriage advocates now must look for a new way to get back in court to overturn his aggressive decision that marriage is rooted in hatred and bigotry, not  as we understand it: in the love of husband and wife who can be mother and father to their children.

14 thoughts on “Reaction to Prop 8 Ruling

  1. You can huff and puff and wail about it, Maggie. But Prop 8 and its ilk ain’t coming back. You’re going to have to find a new cause to fundraise off of.

  2. So you would rather the Supreme Court had abandoned the nearly 7 million who voted against Prop 8 AND minority population that was being discriminated against from the state level all the way to the federal level? You’d rather those people get abandoned when this case does not effect you personally nor the right of heterosexuals to marry. I know your arguments about “family” and children, but they’ve been laid bare. You simply want to discriminate at this point, for some bizarre reason your satisfaction is tied up in the suffering of others. That’s the plain truth of it. If not your intention, that is the consequence of your actions. Thank god your side is losing. How you can tirelessly campaign to hurt good and innocent people and fellow Americans who only want what you already enjoy is baffling.

  3. Judge Walker’s decision stands.

    Equal marriage will resume in California in a few weeks.

    And you are never, ever to enfringe on my rights again.

    Do you understand that, Gallagher.


    Get on with your life and leave others to get on with theirs, or we’ll take you BACK to court.

  4. Dear Ms. Gallagher: I find interesting that you and your supporters all use this number, 7 million, to make it appear that this is a majority of voters in California. In actuality, 7 million people represent only about 18 percent of the population of that state. What about the other 72% of the population of California?

  5. How much money do you…personally…make a year spreading lies and stigmatizing gay people? You need to shut up. The system worked, our Democracy has spoken and the Supreme Court is a part of that Democracy. I suggest you and your invisible and never seen “husband” take your bastard child, move to someplace where you can start a new life. After all, you are going to need a job soon when the gravy train you are on runs dry.
    I’d say good luck to you, but I’ll save that wish for all the children driven to suicide by the hateful rhetoric that you are directly responsible for. Instead, I will wish that you finally find a diet that works.

  6. It’s understandably difficult to watch you life’s work crumble before your eyes, but for someone who always encourages civility while discussing the marriage equality issue (without, of course, actually practicing it herself), here’s a respectful suggestion. Cut the crap that DOMA wasn’t put forth BECAUSE of animus, which SCOTUS clearly points out. Your hollow claims just make this whole thing that much more of an embarrassment for you – almost as bad as what Brian Brown is doing to the vestiges of NOM with his completely useless retaliation promises. Face it – it’s over.

  7. Maggie, you imply above (again) that a couple who cannot bear children should not be allowed to get married. Do you really mean to imply this? (There are many very loving and happy couples who choose to not have children.)

    I think that you mis-read Judge Walker’s decision. He didn’t state that marriage is rooted in hatred and bigotry. He stated that limiting marriage to only certain groups of people (for example, people of the same race, or of opposite genders) is rooted in hatred and bigotry.

  8. IF anyone in California could have proven they were actually harmed buy the gay couple down the street getting married, they would have had standing. You have to be able to show actual harm

    The truth, which the Court Case revealed, is that Straight Couples are not harmed when gay couples wed.

    If we didn’t do it this way, everybody would run to the Supreme Court asking them to strike down laws that they just plain don’t like. Remember in Judge Vaughn Walker’s ruling he said right in his ruling that the Defendants did not have standing to appeal.

    Face it, the world has changed since the Prop 8 trial started in January 2010. The pendulum has swung the other way and the majority of the public now supports Equal Rights for Sexual Minorities. We see it in France, the UK and last night in Australia they just elected a Pro Marriage Prime Minister.

    You are perfectly entitled to your beliefs that gay relationships are a sin. But we are not going to make public law based on what religion says is a sin. That is just the way it is.

    p.s. HA! No Justice cited Regnerus either, so the Amicus Brief by his National Professional Association, the American Sociological Association, must have stepped on his tiny little brief. Seeing as how the ASA had never field an Amicus Brief previously, it sure was fortuitous that they filed one when it counted isn’t it?

  9. You bigoted hate speech is getting tired you think you are better and should have rights that i do not i am a law abiding citizen of the united states and deserve the same rights as you you brain dead bigot.

  10. Let’s vote again in California shall we? How would that work out? 5 years would have a much different outcome.

  11. Chances are Californian will vote to rescind Proposition 8. Will you respect the outcome of that vote?

  12. .

    Maggie G said “The Supreme Court has just abandoned 7 million voters, giving us no justice and no access to the courts.”.

    Justice means no one has a right to access the courts in order to deprive a minority of the same rights everyone else has.