On the same day that the California Supreme court released its ruling on the request to overturn Propisition 8, the Alberta Legislature continues to debate Bill 44. There is some irony there and both Twitter feeds are fascinating and highly emotional.
The key issue in the California ruling is the sad reality that referendums can be used to alter the State's constitution, even in areas that affect minority rights. This is basically what the Reform/Alliance party wanted for Canada.
If there's any sunshine in this ruling, its that payback is a bitch. The precedent has now been set and can actively be used by liberals just as well as conservatives. If a referendum is passed demanding all Christians die their hair read, so be it. No recourse.
And I'm sure they wouldn't try to overturn such a thing in the courts, because as we all know they're against judicial activism.
The other good news is that gay marriage will be legal in California eventually, definitely within 5 years. Its too fundamental to be held back
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