Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Why the Prop 8 Decision in California Turns Out to Be a Pro-Gay Rights Win

The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan

One of Andrew Sullivan's readers actually read the opinion. It's not that bad.

Have been through the Prop 8 opinion and dissents. It appears that this is a blockbuster pro-gay-rights decision, restricting the effect of Prop 8 to the effect of removing the designation of gay civil unions as 'marriage,' but upholding all equal rights previously declared by the Court; and, suggesting that if the opponents of gay rights were to try to restrict equal union rights for gays by constitutional change, such change would be an Amendment (not a revision) and thus would be procedurally much more difficult to accomplish.

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