My pessimistic feelings toward the court’s outcome were ultimately unwarranted as the California Supreme Court upheld Proposition 8. In a 6-1 decision, the Court held that the constitutional amendment was valid, but it opted not to invalidate the 18,000 prior same-sex marriages.
This does not mean the fight to press the homosexual agenda in California has ended – far from it. Sexual orientation will still be held to be a protected class (such as race and gender) and this decision does not affect the rights of other same-sex marriages, but it does end the practice of recognizing new marriages.
I’ll offer a longer post detailing the implications of the decision and marriage in general, so be on the look out for that in the near future.