Equality California is thinking about putting gay marriage on the ballot again in 2012. With the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that gay marriages cannot take place during the Prop 8 trial, Equality California thinks it might be faster to send the issue to the voters again. A lot has changed in the last few years, so we might be able to overturn Prop 8 at the Polls.
The current hold up with Prop 8 right now is the issue of whether or not the backers of Prop 8 have a legal right to defend the law. The California Supreme Court is going to review this issue, but not until this fall. If the Court decides that the organizations backing Prop 8 do have legal standing, the case will go back to the Ninth Circuit court. This will inevitably cause yet another delay for months.
What do you think? Should we put the issue in front of voters again? Should we wait for the courts? Personally, I am concerned that putting this on the ballot for 2012 will cause the courts to delay their work to see what happens at the polls. They could decide that having the voters repeal this law would make the case irrelevant, which would delay everything even more if we get the same results at the polls.
Leave me a comment and let me know what you think. You can also go here and tell Equality California what you think.