...I've been tasked with telling you how today's court decision re-confirming the unconstitutionality of Prop 8 affects me.
The answer: It's nice! I love when sanity prevails and is upheld, and both the parsing of the constitution-flouting elements of the Prop 8 legislation and the rejection of the notion that Judge Vaughn Walker should have recused himself from hearing the original appeal because he's a real-live gay are great.
But it doesn't change anything about my actual California marriage, in the same way that Prop 8 didn't change anything about my actual California marriage, just made it so other same-sex couples couldn't get their own same-sex California marriages. As I wrote at the time:
[Prop 8] did nothing to my marriage other than render it a novelty item, one of the 18,000 same-sex weddings performed during 2008's 18-week window of legality, the ridiculous arbitrariness of which will figure into all legal challenges to Prop 8 forever. I'm happy to be part of this klutzy march toward equality, and I'll be happy to watch it struggle onward for as long as I need to.
Hurrah for sanity and progress and onward. (And I'm super curious about the points brought up by Eli at the end of this post.)