This is one of those increasingly rare opportunities to feel proud of being a Californian.
That is, until the weird amendment zealots get their measure on the ballot and overturn this
Great news in the meantime.
So Vivian, does this mean that the imputed income aspect of medical benefits will go out the window? The feds (or the IRS at least) would be forced to recognize gay marriages then, no?
So as of today, the State of California's Constitution, Legislation, Court, and Governor all agree on marriage equality. The only people not on board yet? California's citizens. Due to a petition, it looks like an initiative will be put on the November ballot to amend the state constitution and over rule the court.
According to the report I heard, only 1million zealots have signed the petition to get the constitutional amendment on the ballot. Which I doubt would pass in CA. And unless the court forestalls implementation until after the elections, it will go into effect within a month so that question may be moot.
California - most Republican delegates in the US. Not an easy win.
I gave up talking politics w/ Californians after two or three seemingly normal people went on rants against public education apropos of nothing we were even discussing.
It's true a lot of crazy people live there, but not all of 'em are cool crazy people.
California's such a huge state, though, that you can't easily lump everyone into the same category. The point is, if this initiative is on the ballot, it's not like it has overwhelming support.
For what it's worth, I live in California, love the gays, favor public education, and didn't vote for Schwarzenegger.
I live in California, love the gays, am on the fence re: public education as implemented in CA thanks to the absurd Education Code which should be abolished, and did vote for Schwarzenegger. His workers' comp reforms have been nothing short of stupendous for the state.