Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Marriage ban will be on ballot; no stay from high court

As has now been widely reported, the anti-marriage constitutional amendment will be on the California ballot in November. And today, the state's Supreme Court announced that it will not stay its decision in the Marriage Cases pending the vote (PDF). Marriage equality supporters should take comfort in this, and in the new Field Poll showing a majority of Californians opposing the amendment (PDF). One suspects these numbers will only get better for the Equality for All campaign. Nevertheless, it's no doubt going to be a hard and expensive fight.

1 comment:

Alexa said...

I saw something on SFgate.com about the possibility of the California Supreme Court declaring this new amendment unconstitutional if it passes. Is that legally possible in California? Can the state supreme court do that to a new amendment?