What does the Supreme Court’s Prop 8 decision mean?
Same-sex marriage is legal again in California! Yay, beach weddings!
BUT it’s only legal because the Supreme Court decided that Proposition 8 supporters didn’t have the right to sue after California struck down the law. SCOTUS declined to rule on whether or not these people are d-bags.
It was a 5-4 decision that fell along lines legal scholars might describe as “?!” Roberts, Scalia, Ginsburg, Breyer and Kagan were in the majority. Kennedy,Thomas, Alito and Sotomayor gave the minority opinion. Yes, this lineup is as uncomfortable for them as it is for you.
Same-sex marriage isn’t going to become automatically legal outside California, despite this and the earlier DOMA ruling—but California’s same-sex couples can marry, and couples in other states where same-sex marriage is legal will have new federal protections. Who’s psyched for tax time next year?
San Francisco’s colorful Pride Parade is about to get a lot more boring. Soon it’ll just be a bunch of married couples arguing over whose turn it is to take out the trash when they get home.
As before, if you are straight and married, nobody is going to destroy your marriage, unless your spouse has an affair. Even then, maybe you could try counseling.
Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images News/Getty Images

What does the Supreme Court’s Prop 8 decision mean?

  • Same-sex marriage is legal again in California! Yay, beach weddings!
  • BUT it’s only legal because the Supreme Court decided that Proposition 8 supporters didn’t have the right to sue after California struck down the law. SCOTUS declined to rule on whether or not these people are d-bags.
  • It was a 5-4 decision that fell along lines legal scholars might describe as “?!” Roberts, Scalia, Ginsburg, Breyer and Kagan were in the majority. Kennedy,Thomas, Alito and Sotomayor gave the minority opinion. Yes, this lineup is as uncomfortable for them as it is for you.
  • Same-sex marriage isn’t going to become automatically legal outside California, despite this and the earlier DOMA ruling—but California’s same-sex couples can marry, and couples in other states where same-sex marriage is legal will have new federal protections. Who’s psyched for tax time next year?
  • San Francisco’s colorful Pride Parade is about to get a lot more boring. Soon it’ll just be a bunch of married couples arguing over whose turn it is to take out the trash when they get home.
  • As before, if you are straight and married, nobody is going to destroy your marriage, unless your spouse has an affair. Even then, maybe you could try counseling.

Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images News/Getty Images

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