Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Slapped in the face again: Prop 8 is upheld in California

The California Supreme Court has upheld a voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, but it also decided that the estimated 18,000 gay couples who tied the knot before the law took effect will stay wed.

The decision Tuesday rejected an argument by gay rights activists that the ban revised the California constitution's equal protection clause to such a dramatic degree that it first needed the Legislature's approval.

To read more, visit the Huffington Post

This is a giant slap in the face after November's major blow, and feels like a devastating step back after the recent victories for marriage equality in states like Vermont and Iowa. It also serves as a reminder to us all that we still have an uphill battle ahead, and why education and advocacy is more important than ever.

We highly encourage you to pass along the Fish out of Water trailer to your friends, families, co-workers, neighbors, baristas and bartenders and anyone else you can think of in the spirit of awareness and change: Official Fish out of Water film trailer

Step by step we WILL get there. Stay tuned...

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