Final Hours To California Supreme Court Ruling On Prop 8

Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2009 | Posted by Chico Brisbane | Labels: , ,

In this file photo from Dec. 19, 2008, Ryan Kerian listens to a group

In the final hours that the California Supreme Court has left to rule whether or not to uphold Prop 8, those on either side of the issue anxiously await the verdict. The homophobic driven ballot measure has been a hot button here in my home state.

What mystifies me is that Prop 8 is not really a gay / straight issue, but rather a homophobic / everybody else issue. So why then did this happen. Unless there are more homophobes then there are everybody else’s? I hope not.

Based on regulations that require the justices to rule within 90 days of oral arguments in a case, the Supreme Court's decision in the legal challenge to Proposition 8 now will fall on one of three remaining days: next Tuesday or Thursday, or June 1. The high court only rules on Mondays and Thursdays, but will issue rulings next Tuesday because of the Memorial Day holiday.