10 November 2008


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Comedian Ellen DeGeneres said she was “saddened beyond belief” at the decision by voters to ban the newly-won rights of gays and lesbians to marry in California. She is pictures here with her WIFE Portia De Rossi

“I was saddened beyond belief. Here we just had a giant step toward equality and then on the very next day, we took a giant step away,” DeGeneres wrote on her website

“I believe one day a ‘ban on gay marriage’ will sound totally ridiculous. In the meantime, I will continue to speak out for equality for all of us,” she added.

California authorities say marriages of gays and lesbians between June and November will remain legal. Hundreds of gay rights activists held street protests in Los Angeles and San Francisco after the Prop 8 vote and have filed several lawsuits in a bid to overturn the decision.


Dear Readers,

THIS is the GREATEST news with regards to the California GAY marriages already on the books.
They will NOT be overturned because of PropH8.
They will remain legal marriages in California.



I smell 'class action suit'.
And WE will win and Gay Marriage with be LEGAL Battle.
18,000 married couples will NOT have their marriage license's revoked.
I'm SO happy.
I've always loved Attorney Jerry Brown.

As Attorney General Jerry Brown has stated in previous court papers and as he reaffirmed to the San Francisco Chronicle, those marriages should remain valid notwithstanding Proposition 8's possible passage. On August 5, 2008, Brown told the Chronicle, "I believe that marriages that have been entered into subsequent to the May 15 Supreme Court opinion will be recognized by the California Supreme Court,' He noted that Proposition is silent about retroactivity, and said, 'I would think the court, in looking at the underlying equities, would most probably conclude that upholding the marriages performed in that interval before the election would be a just result.'"

There is absolutely nothing in the language of Proposition 8 to suggest that the initiative would apply to couples who have already legally married. Unless the language of an initiative specifically says that it is to be applied retroactively, California's courts have been very reluctant to do so, especially when the newly passed measure is in such stark conflict with existing constitutional provisions.

George Takei and HUSBAND Brad Altman

George Takei was disappointed but philosophical about the voters' decision to take away the right of gay couples to marry.

"There are going to be heartbreaks, setbacks and sacrifices to be made," he said, "but we will soldier on."

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