I had a bunch of items to post on Proposition 8 and marriage equality in California so I figured I'd do a mini-update and group them together.
Above, a sign outside the Supreme Court during the Prop 8 arguments that has been discussed around the blogosphere a bit. It was sent out last night by Equality California's Geoff Kors to their list. Dan Savage has some questions about it.
A new ballot initiative has been launched. I posted about it this morning.
Rex Wockner on the ongoing 'No on 8' angst.
Meet in the Middle 4 Equality: Massive rally planned for Fresno, California on Saturday after Prop 8 verdict. Why? "The battle for equality has to be fought in towns like Fresno,
CA — not only in gay-friendly cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles.
California's Central Valley population is far more reflective of national
attitudes towards LBGT Equality and until we engage the communities of 'middle-America',
we will not gain the full equality we deserve."
FIELD POLL: California voters still divided on same-sex marriage. "The poll of 761 registered voters shows 48 percent in favor of a
constitutional amendment to allow same-sex marriages, with 47 percent
opposing and 5 percent undecided."
California Supreme Court decision may open 'great divide' between those who already have same-sex marriages and those who can't have them: "The California Supreme Court's signal Thursday that it would uphold
Proposition 8 but still recognize 18,000 existing same-sex marriages
raised questions and concerns about the prospect of being a minority
within a minority — part of an exclusive club whose doors have been
closed to others. While some gay married couples fretted Friday
about being isolated culturally and legally, others expressed relief
and joy that their marriages would remain valid. Some said they would
feel pressure to be a symbol for same-sex marriage and to always
present a positive image. 'If I'm on an island, at least I'm on
an island with someone I love,' said Howard Bragman, a Hollywood
publicist who married his partner before the November election in which
voters passed the gay-marriage ban."