And The Twitterati Responds to Prop 8


KalynM Thank you Jesus!
KalynM As goes California so goes the nation.

fosterbananas is happy that his Cali Gay Marrieds are still married…too bad my falling in love didn’t fit in with the time table ’cause I’m SOL.

bitterlaurel Frustrating to go to and see the CA SC upheld Prop8 AND Obama nominated 3rd woman/1st Hispanic to US SC. How to feel? Sad-happy.

martinboz The #prop8 supporters won thanks to out-of-state money from Mormon funders and the exurban conservatives. That’s the battleground now.
martinboz hates to say it, but I think the #prop8 decision was the right one. This battle has to be won at the voting booth once and for all.

rmiriam Bummer, CA. Really a shame. A damn shame, and a step backward for basic human rights & decency.

ginatrapani Framing my limited edition marriage certificate. WTF Supreme Court? #prop8 15 minutes ago
ginatrapani California upholds Prop 8; my legal marriage (1 of 18,000) stands.

incredimarc I genuinely can’t believe that Prop 8 was upheld. Boo, CA Supreme Court.

Kayla_Lasserre Why exactly was I expecting anything different? I should have known that this country couldn’t have too many advancements in one day.
Kayla_Lasserre Prop 8 upheld 6-1. I actually feel like crying right now. I’m deeply saddened and disappointed.
Kayla_Lasserre Prop 8 UPHELD! Wtf this is just rediculous. But the 18,000 marriages granted are considered legal? Does this make any sense to you all?

jessixcouture Wow..California’s Supreme Court just announced they are upholding Prop8..that goes against everything America stands for

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  • gregoryagorman

    @gregoryagorman: CA Court upheld Prop 8 but keeps 18k marriages intact. This decision means it’s okay to have majority rule even if it takes away rights.

    This decision was expected but it still stings. I will be spending a lot of time in CA over the next few months and my anger and resentment will be difficult to contain. My only solace is the realization that the removal of civil rights is always temporary and the people on the wrong side of the argument will be identified on the wrong side of American history. George Wallace is the hero to only a few now. One does not have to agree with something to understand that civil rights in the US, a country known around the world for its separation of church and state, have to be given to everyone.

  • Jennifer

    It’ll come. I was hoping for the Fundy Armageddon, though. I was dreaming of those fascists going down harder than they did after Scopes. I guess I’ll just have to wait…it’ll be that much sweeter when it comes down.

  • emmazon

    I have a law degree. I am baffled! How can a simple majority take away a fundamental right?

    OK, now I’m mad as hell.

    New proposition: Anyone who attends church gives up the right to vote.

  • Alex

    6 to 1? I beat the spread!

    Sorry about the joke, but the second you can’t joke about your suffering you become Hamas. Be at the rallies tonight, then march onward towards equality.

  • Synnerman

    We should become Hamas. The fundies fear us. I think we should make them fear us for the right reasons.

  • Gavin

    @emmazon: if you dont attend church, why would you want to participate in a religious rite?

  • Chris

    @emmazon That’s another unfair unassumption, as I attend church services regularly and I think Prop 8 is the most ridiculous and unlawful thing out there. We have to remember that there is no easy way to pigeonhole or stereotype a group of people (we as gays should *really* understand that!) and that there’s no easy answer why people hate and want to legislate that hate.

  • Qjersey


    If marriage were only a religious rite we wouldn’t be having this argument dipshit. Marriage is a contract granted by the state moron. If you get married in a church and don’t file with the state you are not legally married. If you get married by the state and not in church, you are still legally married.

  • emmazon

    Churchgoers approve of torture 60-40. Nuff said.

  • D.C

    bitterlaurel: “Frustrating to go to and see the CA SC upheld Prop8 AND Obama nominated 3rd woman/1st Hispanic to US SC. How to feel? Sad-happy.”

    Exactly. Whats with Obama being such a bittersweet President?

  • Gavin

    @Qjersey: i believe what you are referring to is a civil union. Marriage is just a religious wrapper around a civil union.

    BTW, you can be common-law married without a certificate from the state in many areas.

  • Jai

    “Marriage is just a religious wrapper around a civil union.”

    OMG, I can’t help but laugh at your stupidity.

  • hyhybt

    @Gavin: Voting is not a religious rite. Well, not to most [email protected]emmazon: Perhaps, but that’s no reason to ump the 40 in with the 60.

  • hyhybt

    @hyhybt: “ump” –> “lump”

  • Vo Dong Cung

    The California Supreme Court’s decision has some thing really wrong. It created two levels of citizen in one gay community: one can marry and other can not.

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