How many times do anti-marriage advocates have to lose before they get the message? The California Supreme Court has rejected a move by opponents of marriage equality to block same-sex weddings in the state. Supporters of of California’s Proposition 8, which was effectively struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court last month, want the state to determine whether that ruling really applies to California. (In a word, yes.) Not content to take a double-hit from the federal government, Prop. 8’s proponents asked the California court to stop all same-sex weddings in the state because gay.
“The proponents of Proposition 8 will continue to urge the court to uphold the rule of law,” said Arthur Nimocks, an attorney for for ProtectMarriage.com. He also noted that “we would have preferred for the California Supreme Court to issue a stay so that the state’s marriage amendment would be respected sooner rather than later.”
“Later” in this case is “never” and the amendment no longer exists, so there’s nothing to uphold. Still, the right wing will never admit defeat, even when it keeps getting smacked over the head with it.