Tuesday, May 26, 2009

No Surprise

Prop. 8 upheld, existing marriages valid--or so says SF Gate.

ps. Five Justices joined the majority opinion by the Chief Justice. Justice Kennard wrote a separate concurrence, but joined in the majority opinion. Justice Werdegar concurred in the result, but wrote a separate concurrence explaining her view of the revision issue. Justice Moreno dissented, expressing the view that Prop. 8 was invalid. So the vote is 6-1 on the validity of Prop. 8 and 7-0 in favor of upholding existing marriages.

The opinions total 186 pages, so they will take a while to digest. They can be found here.

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