The Good: The 18,000 same-sex couples married in California last year, before Proposition 8 was passed, still have valid legal marriages (including my spouse Bill and me).
The Bad: The California State Supreme Court ruled that Proposition 8 will stand, denying any other same-sex couple the right to marry in the future.
The Ugly: The California State Supreme Court falls into this category for creating two unequal separate classes of gay people. There is the special class, allowed to have equal marriage rights and responsibilities and then there is the second-class, not given the same protections under the law. Tell me how is this Constitutional? It's not.
Whether the people voted to outlaw same-sex marriage, is irrelevant. Tell me, what makes those people superior to me and what gives them the right to decide my Constitutional rights? It's a fallacy. They don't have that right and the California State Supreme Court failed at protecting equality. It's that simple.
The fight goes on. It's always two steps forward and one step back, as it is in this case. Proponents are vowing to bring this up for referendum again, as soon as 2010. In the meantime, thousands will rally tonight across America. Join the protests in your area. To find out information on where you can join the protests click here, Day of Decision.
To view the entire full ruling click on Proposition 8 Ruling.