gay Marriage in CA?

santacruz322's picture

So the CA Supreme Court is going to make public its decision on whether gay couples can get married tomorrow morning at 10am! You can find out more details at NCLRights.org.

I'm so anxious and excited and worried. This is really important to me. Not only for the fact that I would like to get married one day, legally, but just for the principle of it. There is just no good reason why we shouldn't be able to get married. None.

So I guess we'll see!

underage_thinker's picture

YAY!!! Fingers Crossed it's

YAY!!!

Fingers Crossed

it's choking on your beliefs; it's your worst sin saving your fucking life
it's the devil's knife carving holes into you soul so angels will have a place to make their way inside
life doesn't rhyme
-Andrea Gibson

santacruz322's picture

Right on! Who's Andrea

Right on!

Who's Andrea Gibson? That is a cool quote thingy.

Hey, here's a question for ya... how do I get Gabe inspired to finish his damn homework?! :)

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whateversexual_llama's picture

Andrea gibson is a lesbian

Andrea gibson is a lesbian slam poet, recently won a big international competitions, and is basically God.

And won't it be such a big victory if the court passes this? Then we can get married in like, 2 whole states! Oh boy oh boy, that means we're only considered second-class perverts in FOURTY-EIGHT states! *fake grin, jazz hands*

Be yourself. 'Cause if you're busy being somebody else, who's gonna be you?

Leisa's picture

hey now, whats with the

hey now, whats with the sarcasm, lol! California has always been a pioneer in civil rights. It was the first state to strike down anti-miscegenation laws in 1948, took the federal government 20 years to catch up. The court's ruling tomorrow is most important because of the impending measure on the November ballot to amend the state constitution to ban same sex marriage all together.

dykehalo's picture

Andrea Gibson basically is

Andrea Gibson basically is god. Me and my friend worship her. She has a book commin out July 1st.
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the mouse that roared's picture

It's still a victory!

California's big! It's warmer than Massachusetts! On that court there were a lot of Republicans. Yes, we should have civil rights and respect everywhere and right away, but rights movements take time.

No one has a right to sit down and feel hopeless; there is too much work to do.--Dorothy Day

santacruz322's picture

Yeah. One step at a time.

Yeah. One step at a time. You can't stop evolution. It is painstakingly slow, but it can't be stopped.

I'll have to check out Andrea Gibson. Have you heard of Alix Olsen? She rocks too!

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runningupthefreeway's picture

so tomorrow....

While its possible that they could rule on the legalization of gay marriages, its not really probable. I copied and pasted the following from the lambda legal site:

1. What will the state Supreme Court rule on tomorrow? The California Supreme Court is currently considering two issues, which were raised in separate lawsuits. The first issue is whether San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and other San Francisco officials exceeded their authority when they changed the marriage license application form to make it gender neutral, issued marriage licenses to same-sex couples and performed marriages for those couples. The second issue is whether the court should invalidate more than 4,000 same-sex couples' marriages that were performed in San Francisco earlier this year. The lawsuits were filed by the state Attorney General and a right-wing antigay group from Arizona. Tomorrow's decision could answer both questions. It also might answer the first question, but leave the second unanswered, which Lambda Legal, along with NCLR, the ACLU and Equality California, have requested (particularly in light of the fact that the state Supreme Court refused to hear from any of the married couples when the cases were argued in May). All of the legal papers filed on these two proceedings, along with an audiocast of oral arguments, is at: http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/courts/supreme/sfmarriages/.

2. What is not in front of the state Supreme Court for tomorrow's ruling? The court is not likely to rule on whether same-sex couples must be allowed to marry under the California Constitution. That is being addressed by a separate lawsuit, explained below, which is in San Francisco Superior Court and not yet before the state Supreme Court. Tomorrow's ruling will impact local officials in the state until the more fundamental question on marriage is answered in the courts by lawsuits that are already moving forward. San Francisco's mayor and city officials contend that they were upholding the state's Constitution by allowing same-sex couples to marry, since the state's Constitution guarantees that everyone will be treated equally. The separate lawsuit that's moving forward will answer once and for all whether the state Constitution requires officials to treat gay couples equally and allow them to marry statewide.

3. What will happen if the state Supreme Court does not address the validity of the existing marriages? Under California law, marriages are presumed to be valid unless ruled otherwise. If the court rules that local officials exceeded their authority in allowing same-sex couples to marry but does not rule to invalidate the marriages, the couples should be presumed to be legally married. Technical deficiencies in the application or processing of marriage licenses don't usually invalidate a marriage under state law. The more than 4,000 same-sex couples who were married in San Francisco will continue to consider themselves married, and they should be treated as such.

so good news and bad news. And anythings possible.
We'll see.

santacruz322's picture

Wow, lots of details. I

Wow, lots of details. I remember hearing something about all that a while back.

Well, like I said before, one step at a time I guess.
Thanks for that info!

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jeff's picture

Well...

It's legal!

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Leisa's picture

We Won!

We Won! We Won! We Won! OMG!!!!! We Won!

runningupthefreeway's picture

:) ;) :0 :)

......... fuck yeah.

"I can get married, I can get married, I can get married......."

Neutrina's picture

*happy screams*

w00000000t!!!
We won!

We fucking won!

"She's a mystery
She's too much for me
But I keep coming back for more
She's just the girl I'm looking for"
-The Click Five "Just the Girl"

santacruz322's picture

OOOOHHHHHHHH

OOOOHHHHHHHH YYYEEEEEEAAAAAAHHHHHH BBBBAAAAABBBBBYYYY!!!!!

That's right! Oh yea, its your birthday, uh huh! I'm so so happy! And I know we still need to deal with the vote in Nov. but I feel very optimistic about it. What I am hearing is that all the folks who get married between now and November will remain legally married even if the ban goes through (which it won't). That's interesting, huh? Also, I hear folks talking about how historically, any amendment to the constitution has always been to GIVE people rights, not take them away. So it's really doubtful that this would pass.

Not that we shouldn't be talking to EVERYONE we know about it and how big a deal it is for us personally (if it's a big deal for you personally). It's gonna be our job to let all those in between folks who don't even really think about it that this vote is really important!

And for now, we should just celebrate!!! This is HUGE!!!
Congrats to everyone on being a part of history!

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RAWRchicken's picture

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LEGAL NOW! =]

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speakpeacelovefreedom's picture

YAY!!!!!!

I was trying to check my email yesterday and I saw "Gay Marriage Legal in California" as the headline on the news and I got so so so so happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Little by little, times are changing. Hopefully the ban on same-sex marriage that the evil bastards are trying to get on the ballot won't go through. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Splash's picture

Yay!

I actually saw that headline too, when I went online a few days ago, and I was really happy but couldn't read the story at the time (so thanks for the link Jeff!). That is fantastic!!

~~~ the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses ~ e e cummings ~~~

hellonwheels's picture

as cali goes...

...so goes the nation...focus on the family must be crying right now. haha

Mental wounds not healing, driving me insane, i'm goin' off the rails on a crazy train- the ozzman

underage_thinker's picture

:D

YAY!!!

Lalalala
*dances around in circles*

it's choking on your beliefs; it's your worst sin saving your fucking life
it's the devil's knife carving holes into you soul so angels will have a place to make their way inside
life doesn't rhyme
-Andrea Gibson

wild-blue-yonder's picture

?

So I heard Ellen DeGeneres and Portia might be getting married now... I kinda hope they do...

wild-blue-yonder's picture

Oh.

Oh. I just realized there's a whole forum topic on this already. And I thought I was sharing something original.