The hearings did not go well for us. Our representatives got drilled. The justice's comments and questions did tend to indicate the vote would be to uphold Prop 8. They are also reluctant to invalidate the marriages performed though.
It will be interesting to read the basis for the decision if the CSC rules to uphold Prop 8 and to uphold the marriages performed. The two are totally contradictory. If the court decides to invalidate the marriages, it will be a mess and paperwork nightmare for everyone.
I am anticipating the decision not going our way. But if the marriages are upheld, it will weaken Prop 8 and make it easier to bring forth an initiative to repeal it which is definitely in the works. EQ CA is trying for 2010 but I think we stand a better chance in 2012.
I am pissed that my civil right to marry was put up for a popular vote. I am pissed that it can be stripped away from me by a 52% simple majority. I am pissed that my rights were even argued in court.
"Struggle is a never ending process. Freedom is never really won, you earn it and win it in every generation."
Coretta Scott King