Perfect Losing Streak

Anti-Marriage Activists Fail Again To Stop Marriages In California Courts

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.

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6 Comments

  • Dakotahgeo

    For some odd reason, I don’t think the Prop 8 proponents will ever quit! How can a state OR citizens enforce an amendment that does nor now, nor ever will again… exist?! I have good friends (sane) and relatives (questionable) who live out in CA and even they can’t figure out the right wing conservative terrorists out there. Lets hope they get tired/bored by their legal/illegal games and simply implode.

  • bystander

    As a Technical Matter the Amendment very likely DOES still exist, its just unenforceable. When courts strike down portions of law, the text of those laws still remain, however they are permanently enjoined from enforcement. Now perhaps California has a law which allows an amendment such of Prop 8 which has been found unconstitutional to be actually stricken from the books, but I’m not aware of such a law.

    Until the amendment is repealed, it very likely will remain in any up-to-date text of the California Constitution.

  • dvlaries

    Their hero almost surely is the limbless knight in “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.”

  • Geoff B

    Why not start fining these taint-clowns for tying up the courts with frivolous lawsuits? If they want to be stupid and keep beating dead horses, turn them into a source of revenue.

  • Harley

    Those “Christian soldiers” will continue to carry on even in the face of defeat because they believe they have “god” on their side. They will continue because they see success in gerrymandered states like Texas and North Carolina where the minority succeeds in passing laws putting down large swaths of the citizenry.

  • Dakotahgeo

    @Geoff B: If I’m not mistaken, Judges and Courts have fined plaintiffs in the past for filing frivolous lawsuits. It does work.

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