9th Circuit Overrules Arizona Bigotsby Tip O'Neill on Feb. 07, 2012, under Arizona, Bigotry, Catholic, Christian, GLBT, Republican, santorum
(No – not talking about SB1070 this time)
Today the 9th Circuit finally issued it’s long awaited decision on Prop 8,
finding it to be unconstitutional.
The vote was 2-1 with the Democrats outvoting the Repubbigots.
“Proposition 8 served no purpose, and had no effect, other than to lessen the status and human dignity of gays and lesbians in California,” the court said.
When I first moved to Arizona the first thing that greeted me was the christian bigot funded ballot proposition that amended the State constitution to discriminate against gays.
Pima County voted against it, but was outvoted statewide in this reddest of states.
What the decision means is still unclear – it will in all probability be stayed and appealed and may apply to Arizona or may be limited to California.
In the long run equality will have to wait for the Supreme Court, as always.
And there it hangs by a thread – the re-election of President Obama.
All of the Repub candidates have, of course, vowed to make the United States the most backwards country in the Western world and write bigotry into the Constitution.
Anyone who actually votes for Mitt or Newt or whatever clown they come up with has no excuse claiming that they don’t know they are voting for hate – it is in plain sight.