As you probably know, today the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case Hollingsworth v. Perry, about the constitutionality of Proposition 8, the ballot initiative from California banning same-sex marriage. What I’m hoping is that the Supreme Court declares all same-sex marriage bans to be unconstitutional. What I think will probably happen is that the court will dismiss the case, and right now it looks like that is what will happen. If that does happen, then same-sex marriage will immediately become legal in the State of California, which is still a major victory.
Obviously, I care deeply about this case. Whatever the outcome, this is going to be a landmark case that will be remembered for years. Tomorrow the Supreme Court hears arguments about the constitutionality of DOMA, and I believe (and hope!) that these two cases together will advance gay rights and bring us closer to legalizing same-sex marriage in all fifty states.
If you’re interested, you can listen to the audio of the hearing, or read the transcript, here.
Also, Scalia’s a dick.