Barton: Right now the damage is limited to California only, but if California appeals this to the US Supreme Court, the US Supreme Court with Kennedy will go for California, which means all 31 states will go down in flames, although right now this decision is limited only to California.It is a gamble, but it would be fun to see Gov. Schwarzenegger mess with the right that has been so critical of him and appeal the decision, hoping to get the Supremes to rule against these kinds of laws. Of course, this is more wishful thinking on my part. If there is no appeal, California improves as a wedding/honeymoon destination for gay couples. I wonder if that will appear in the next California tourism ads starting the governator.
So there's an effort underway to say "California, please don't appeal this. I mean, if you appeal this, its bad for you guys but live with it, but don't cause the rest of us to have to go down your path."
Friday, August 13, 2010
Is The Right Getting More Clever?
Yesterday, I pondered whether the Prop 8 folks fell into a trap. It turns out that they may have realized this themselves, as there is not a line to appear the judge's decision.