The California Supreme Court has voted to uphold Prop. 8.
Wired PR News – The Supreme Court in California has refused to overturn a ban on gay marriage. As reported by TIME, the state’s High Court has voted to uphold Proposition 8, but allow same-sex couples who have already obtained marriages to keep their licenses.
Chief Justice Ronald George is quoted in the TIME report as writing of the 6 to 1 majority decision, “In a sense, petitioners’ and the Attorney General’s complaint is that it is just too easy to amend the California Constitution through the initiative process… But it is not a proper function of this court to curtail that process; we are constitutionally bound to uphold it.”
Opponents of the gay marriage ban will purportedly now have to rely on voters to get the measure overturned. Rick Jacobs with the Courage Campaign is quoted by TIME as stating of the issue, “The initiative process in California is flawed… The very idea that a majority can vote to take rights away from a minority is flawed. It really is quite outrageous.”