Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Day of Decision....

....and I'm a total mess!
Court ruling: Prop 8 is Upheld but the 18,000 marriages will still be recognized. 6 to 1 vote by the courts allowing the majority to vote on a minority. WTF is that all about?

So the Cal.Sup.Court just made two classes within the gay group. The group that has equality within the state and the group that's considered a second class citizen. More protests, lawsuits to come.

The Wife and I are still married!

artwork by my friend Shane Rocket

18 comments:

shane rocket said...

We all love you two, good luck. I have every body part crossed and re-crossed.

Natalie said...

i am on pins and needles as well! i am on a break from work right now, but will be working at 10am pacific time so i have someone texting me as soon as the decision goes down. much hope and wishes for you!

aj said...

Any idea what time we're supposed to know?

shane rocket said...

hell yeah for you gals...:)

but not so cool for the others without the marriage in the books already... :(

Jude said...

Yeah Shane, it's just not right.

small town dyke said...

I am so lost for words, I never thought that this would happen.I was ready for the victory party. You are all in our thoughts.

Dragon said...

It is wrong they voted against it but great that everyone still is recongnized as married!!! :-)

Windy Days said...

Love you. Love you. Love you.

SOLO said...

It is a bittersweet day, but I truly want to offer huge congratulations to you and Wifey! I can only try to imagine the overwhelming relief you guys must be feeling.

Tiffany said...

I hope you don't mind my posting on your blog. I can relate to how you feel. I am still waiting for the UAFA to pass so I can sponsor my partner. I am glad your marriage is still recognized! We lost the battle but not the war!

Jude said...

Thanks everyone for your well wishes and love.

I'll be going to San Diego's protest later today to continue my support for equal rights for ALL.

lesbo said...

I'm so torn about this whole thing.
My heart is aching. But I feel sweet relief for you and all the other married couples.
Please let us know how the protesting goes.

LilliGirl said...

Shane does awesome work!

Congrats for you 2, at least.

It stikes me as odd that the courts can rule banning ssm as unconstitutional but then the public can vote the ban into their constitution...Sounds unconstitutional to me. I can't imagine it will stand the test of time.

Propane Amy said...

love you Jude

Dar said...

I am so glad you are still married, but... f*ck@ng %SSH*l#S!

Sending you (((((((HUGS!)))))))) and all the strength I can muster.....

Dar said...

You are so right with what you said about the court having made two classes within the community... :(

Dar said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0K2Q59eT2Us

... I don't think Annie Lennox would mind our finding strength in these words, even if they were meant for another cause.

... Sing my sister sing; let your voice be heard. What won't kill you will make you strong. Sing my sister sing!

CrackerLilo said...

I am so glad you and the other already-married same-sex couples get to stay married! My wife and I had our marriage legally invalidated in Massachusetts because we came from out of state. That absolutely hurt like hell--we felt like we were on quicksand. This was when we decided to hyphenate our names (same order of names) to demonstrate that we're solid no matter what anyone else says or does, and when my atheist wife stopped wearing her grandmother's crucifix for good and all because "I don't want anyone to think I'm one of *them*." We were able to re-wed, just a quick dash into a city hall in MA, but the memory still upsets us. You dodged a bullet.

It is appalling to me not only that people felt the need, the "right", to vote on the marriages of other adult citizens who they don't even know, but that any Californian who has the bad timing to have fallen in love with a same-sex partner or felt ready to marry one *this* year is SOL. Well, for now, anyway!