May 27, 2009
commented on Wait... Did We Win Today In California?
Timothy - Civil unions/domestic partnerships, already were legal in California and those couples had all the same rights and benefits (from the state - not federal gov. obviously) as married couples, but without calling it marriage. The 2008 CA supreme court decision basically stated that to not allow those couples to call it "marriage" was discrimination. Enter Prop 8. Today's decision (with the exception of the 18,000 couples who married when it was legal to call it marriage) essentially put us back to where we were before the 2008 decision. So essentially, we are once again sitting at the back of the bus. They can tell us we have the same rights, we just can't call it "marriage" - but we all know that separate is not equal.