The California Supreme Court handed down their decision about Proposition 8 today: they’re letting it stand. No new gay marriages, though the 18,000 same-sex marriages that were enacted last year remain valid.
It’s a setback to be sure. The silver lining is that the gay community has been fired up since Proposition 8 passed in November.
There’s a small but real danger that Referendum 71 will make it on to the ballot here in Washington state. It would roll back the everything-but-marriage domestic partnership law that passed recently.