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Marriage, ahoy!


So the court battle begins already. As harlkyn posted in his LJ, civil rights groups have already filed a lawsuit claiming that the proposition isn't merely an amendment, but fundamentally changes the state constitution, which is a no-no if it violates existing rights. Since the California Supreme Court has already ruled previous laws violated those rights, it seems like (hopefully) a 'natch. It's a shame this has to happen in the courts, but that's pretty much how it's always been expected to go down.

Then again, I rather like sftyson's idea - since the argument is that the 'mos are ruining marriage, we should propose a few amendments to outlaw the REAL culprits. How about making divorce illegal? That fucks up more families than a few thousand queers, right? Or maybe adultery should be prosecuted a bit more harshly? In fact, I think we should require marriage licenses be more like the bar exam or medical boards - people should study and test and get trained. After all, that would save more marriages, wouldn't it? :)

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verix
Nov. 6th, 2008 07:17 am (UTC)
Crossing my fingers. I want that mormon family that took $50,000 out of their kid's college fund to donate to Yes on 8 to eat crow.
paranoyd
Nov. 6th, 2008 08:04 am (UTC)
Fat, juicy crow. MMmmmmm.
esprix
Nov. 6th, 2008 03:51 pm (UTC)
Almost as good as sweet, delicious humble pie.
esprix
Nov. 6th, 2008 01:19 pm (UTC)
As bovil said, if they end up defeating the amendment in the courts, think of all the money the "yes on 8" folks wasted!
esprix
Nov. 6th, 2008 03:51 pm (UTC)
Do you have a link for that story? I want to smell the pathetique.
sftyson
Nov. 6th, 2008 11:41 pm (UTC)
Here Here.
hazelchaz
Nov. 7th, 2008 02:20 am (UTC)
More proposals
I propose a waiting period for marriage licenses. Say, 9 months.

I bet I could get a bunch of investors from Nevada to back it!
esprix
Nov. 7th, 2008 03:06 am (UTC)
Re: More proposals
I don't think Hollywood would get behind that, though. :)
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