"California gay marriage vote still undecided"
(though it's not looking good)
In San Francisco, the tally on Proposition K is reportedly around 57-43 against. I don't know what those heavily involved in the campaign think, but to me that looks like a very strong showing for a highly controversial measure. It has sparked a lot of debate and perhaps will be back in the future.
The election results have me wondering about the following questions:
- Which Justice(s) will be announcing their retirement from the Supreme Court come next summer?
- How will the changed political landscape change the fight over trans inclusion in the Employment Non-Discrimination Act?
- Will any LGBT rights legislation move in Congress in Obama's first year in office?
- Will Proposition 8 (if it passed) be held to be retroactive?
- How many years will it be before voters consider reversing Proposition 8?
- When Arkansas's new adoption ban is inevitably challenged in court, will the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals split with the Eleventh Circuit, which upheld Florida's ban?
- Will the defeat of the "embryo rights" amendment in Colorado and the all-out abortion ban in South Dakota forestall a push for similar measures in other states? (Hopefully so, and likewise the failure of the anti-trans measure in Montgomery County, MD to make it on the ballot!)