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A year ago I wrote that SCOTUS would decide on whether or not they would hear California’s Proposition 8 by the end of the term in June 2012.  That turned out be totally wrong, which doesn’t make any sense to me since they managed to squeeze in a whole ruling on Obamacare.

Via Prop 8 Trial Tracker:

Oral argument in the Ninth Circuit challenge to Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act was scheduled for September 10. The Justice Department petitioned the Supreme Court for certiorari, to review the case, and the Court won’t decide whether to take the case until September 24 or later. Now the Ninth Circuit has canceled oral argument in the case pending the Supreme Court conference and subsequent decision to hear the case or not.

That’s for DOMA; no word on Prop 8 yet. I also don’t understand why CA same-sex marriages are on hold since it makes more sense for the Ninth Circuit’s ruling to be upheld in the meantime.

A troll on Facebook said yesterday that “gay marriage was so 2007.”  Yanno, cause civil right are so passé.

Categories: Politics or: the art of looking for trouble, Uncategorized Tags: california, civil right, gay marriage, ninth circuit, Prop 8, proposition 8, same-sex marriage, SCOTUS, supreme court

I think this is one of the best pieces of journalism I have ever done.  I learned so much about the District and Ninth Circuit courts in the writing process.  Namely I learned that Schwarzenegger didn’t show up to Court even though his name was in the lawsuit, and that justice is very very slow.

Prop Hate will fall one day, though.  If you like the article there’s a button on the article’s page to “like” it on facebook.

Read more at Suite101: Same-Sex Marriage, CA’s Prop. 8 Court Battle History and Standing Suite101.com http://www.suite101.com/content/same-sex-marriage-cas-prop-8-court-battle-history-and-standing-a378638#ixzz1ROI9Ydj

Categories: Uncategorized Tags: california law, gay rights, Perry v. Schwarzenegger, Prop 8, proposition 8, same-sex marriage, Strauss v. Horton, supreme court