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May. 26th, 2009

Well, fuck.

I guess it's a good thing that my friends that got married are still married, but I can't say I'm not disappointed.



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May. 26th, 2009 05:58 pm (UTC)
Yeah. I don't understand how they can leave marriages intact but outlaw any more. What happens when some of the ones who are allowed to stay married want a divorce? How is this not creating a separate class of people? This whole stupid Prop 8 thing sucks. Stupid California.
May. 26th, 2009 06:09 pm (UTC)
Well, their question was basically "was the amendment to the constitution valid?" And they said yes, because California makes it ridiculously easy to amend the constitution through the iniative process.

At the time those people got married, it was legal to get married, so they're still married.
May. 26th, 2009 06:45 pm (UTC)
I've long thought that it's pretty ridiculous that a simple majority can change the state Constitution. There should be a higher standard in Constitutional Amendment initiatives. And they should also have to pass the State legislature.

Ugh. Stupid stupid stupid California. I still hold out hope that there will be another initiative on the ballots soon to change it back. I think ultimately it will happen, as young people tend to be a lot less stupid when it comes to marriage equality. Eventually enough of the jerks who voted for it will die and we'll will be able to get rid of it.

May. 26th, 2009 06:01 pm (UTC)
I'm surprised and disapointed :(
May. 26th, 2009 06:24 pm (UTC)
Yeah, we've got my cousin's wedding photo from last October on the fridge, and there it will stay -- I sort of can't wait to see how this will play out, when all of those that got married get to stay married...
May. 26th, 2009 07:23 pm (UTC)
I have a couple of friends who married before the change and I'm glad for them but sad for the others. What happens to same gender couples who are legally married and then want to get divorced is somewhat of an issue. There's a state that allows people to get married without a residency requirement (due to senility I do not remember which state) but has a 6 month residency requirement to get divorced. A few same-sex couples traveled there to get married but do not reside there and are looking for a place to get divorced because places that do not recognize same-sex marriages are not allowing same-sex couples to divorce there. It's a conversation on an ABA listserv about whether these people can just ignore the marriage or how they can accomplish a legal divorce.
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