The California State Supreme Court, today, found it was unconstitutional to prohibit same sex marriage or deny any of the benefits of marriage to same sex couples. As far as I understand the ramifications of this, it would take an amendment to the State constitution to reverse this decision. Amendments to the constitution are difficult to achieve, lengthy processes and require a super majority to effect. Der Governater says he respects the decision of the court, what else can he say?
I think that it is likely that there will be a lot of movement from the Right to start a referendum proposing an anti-Gay marriage amendment to the California State Constitution. It's possible that such an effort could be successful. Popular support for Gay marriage is over rated. While Californians are a notoriously live and let live group, many are immigrants from cultures nowhere near as liberal as modern America and our home grown fundamental Christian conservative population is large and takes a back seat to no one when it comes to down home, back dirt ignorance. In the end though, I think that same sex marriage is here in California to stay.
I've been thinking. Since California has legalized Gay marriage, wouldn't it be a good thing if President Bush came here to live, after he leaves office next year. He and Prince Bandar could discard their sham lives and live together openly as the lovers they have been for decades. They could live as an example of how people of all nations and all cultures can come together in love and harmony. They could reject the warfare and hatred and genocide that characterize so much of the interaction between differing ethnocentric, religious and national factions. C'mon boys, listen to your hearts desire.