As most of you probably already know, today the California Supreme Court decided to uphold Proposition 8. As a “compromise,” Justice George agreed to preserve the 18,000 same-sex marriages that had been performed in between the May legalization of same-sex marriage and the November passing of Prop 8, because Prop 8 did not include language specifically stating that it was retroactive. Although I can’t say I’m surprised by the decision, I am angry and disappointed. Although the decision could have had a worse outcome if the 18,000 marriages were deemed invalid, this is still a saddening setback in the struggle for full equality.
If you are also angry and disappointed by this decision, check out the list of 117 protests in US cities that are happening tonight.