The Gay Marriage Ban Stands in California (for Now)
Today the California Supreme Court upheld Proposition 8, the state's gay marriage ban. The ban was approved by 52.24 percent of voters last November but anti-anti-gay marriage activists immediately challenged its legality.The anti-ban activists argued that rewriting the state Constitution to limit marriage to opposite-sex couples should require more than a simple majority vote on a ballot initiative. They were arguing, basically, that the rules make it too easy for the public to revise the Constitution in California.But, of course, that argument was a legal gambit. Their ultimate aim wasn't to win a case about legislative procedure, it was to uphold the legality of gay marriage. And if you believe, like I do, that the anti-gay marriage camp is just on the wrong side of history, it's not so bad that it remains easy to change California's Constitution. That just means that young, more tolerant voters can overturn Proposition 8 all the sooner.Photo of Carrie Prejean via.