Auntie Ann Knits

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

We Won't Back Down

I am sad beyond belief at the expected, but still very disappointing, ruling today by the California Supreme Court upholding Proposition 8, and so denying marriage equality to all same-sex couples, present and future, in the state, except for those 18,000 couples who married during the brief period last summer when they were legally allowed to marry.

This wouldn't have been the end of this struggle no matter what the ruling was, and now our path is clear -- we must put a new ballot initiative before the electorate to undo this wrong. Hopefully enough people will now see sense. The demographics are ever changing toward marriage equality.

The arc of the moral universe is long,
But it bends toward justice.
-Abolitionist Theodore Parker, c. 1850's