Stuffy Federal Appeals Judges Won't Allow California Gay Marriages to Resume During Prop. 8 Hearing Downtime
On the very day of Hollywood AIDS activist Elizabeth Taylor's death, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals dealt another blow to the gays of the Golden State:
Thou shalt not wed thine one true love during this frustrating court-system standstill in the overturning of the absurdly unconstitutional Proposition 8.
Looks as if neither federal judge Vaughn Walker, California Attorney General Kamala Harris nor U.S. President Barack Obama have any clout up against the all-powerful 9th Circuit. Really -- what does it take to get a little justice around here?
"What a devastating decision for same-sex couples and their families,'' Equality California executive director Geoff Kors said in a statement today. "Every day that passes, LGBT people remain second-class citizens, and real families experience real harm.''
And so we continue to wait the good wait for a Fall 2011 hearing, so the looney Protectmarriage.com camp can try to appeal Judge Walker's ruling that Prop. 8 is unconstitutional. Making, like we said before, a lovely spring/summer wedding impossible, and the whole of 2011 a wash, unless by some miracle everyone comes around and realizes how selfish they're being.
As the American Foundation for Equal Rights put it in their statement today:
"It is un-American to deprive gay and lesbian couples of their fundamental constitutional right to marry. These are adults in committed, loving relationships who just want to live their lives without government interference."