Prop 8 Upheld, But Same-Sex Marriages Upheld as Well

And the battle will continue in California.

It was just announced that the California Supreme Court upheld Proposition 8, though it also said that the estimated 18,000 same-sex couples married in California last year would continue to have their marriages legally recognized.

Here are the thoughts of Atticus Circle founder Anne Wynne on the decision:

“While we’re disappointed in the California Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the ban on same-sex marriage, we know this isn’t the final word in the debate over equal rights in California.

Recent victories for same-sex marriage rights in Iowa, Vermont, and Maine indicate to us that attitudes are evolving, and more and more people are beginning to understand LGBT couples deserve the same protections and rights that straight couples enjoy.

While the ruling disappoints us, we are glad that the Court decided to legally recognize the marriages of the estimated 18,000 same-sex couples who were allowed to legally marry in California last year. We are hopeful that more LGBT couples in California will someday be able to exercise the right to marry those they love.

As straight supporters of LGBT rights, we in Atticus Circle will continue to speak out in support of LGBT couples and families, who are just as deserving of the basic legal rights that straight couples and families receive through marriage.”

If you’re looking for an immediate action, there are rallies happening across the country — check out this wiki site for the rallies taking place in your state.


One Response to Prop 8 Upheld, But Same-Sex Marriages Upheld as Well

  1. Januari says:

    Houston’s Day of Decision Rally will be held tonight, beginning at 6:00PM.

    The rally will be held at RESURRECTION METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH. If the weather is good, we will be gathering in the parking lot. If there is rain, we will move inside to the gym. The church is located at 2025 West 11th St., at 11th St. and T.C. Jester. The rally will begin at 6:00PM, so come prepared to protest.

    Also, if you are a couple that was married in CA, please respond to this email. Or, if you are interested in speaking at the rally about what equal rights mean to you, send an e-mail as well, and we will put you on the list.

    Finally, there will be an After-Party/Fundraiser for Impact Houston at Guava Lamp, starting at roughly 8:00PM. So, we hope to see you all there as well. There is a Facebook event page for the After-Party if you would like more information.

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