SCOTUS Blog, sponsored by Bloomberg Law, will live-blog expected U.S. Supreme Court rulings in California’s Prop. 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act. An editor’s note above Amy Howe’s “plain-English” analysis anticipates a ruling at 10 a.m. Eastern on Tuesday.
As a marriage equality ally and former California resident, I was disappointed when California voters were permitted to strip their fellow Californians of a basic civil right: the ability to marry the person they love and to have that union given full protection under law.
Prop. 8 was nothing more than an exercise in mob tyranny, in which the outcome was determined by a mere 5 percent of voters. I was overjoyed when, in August 2010, Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker overturned Prop. 8 on the grounds that it was unconstitutional.
I retain my interest in the case as, newly arrived in Ashland, Oregon, I support efforts to overturn a ban restricting marriage in Oregon “between one man and one woman.” The “Freedom to Marry and Religious Protection Act” would allow Oregon same-sex couples to obtain a license for civil marriage.
Subject Classifications (Partial list, via Dewey Decimal System)
- 006.754-Social Media
- 020-Library and Information Science
- 020.92-Cynthia M. Parkhill (Biographical)
- 023.3-Library Workers
- 025.04-Internet Access
- 027.473-Public Libraries-- Lake County CA
- 027.473-Public Libraries--Jackson County OR
- 027.473-Public Libraries--Sonoma County CA
- 027.663-Libraries and people with disabilities
- 027.8-School Libraries--Bellview Elementary
- 028.52-Children's Literature
- 028.535-Young Adult Literature
- 028.7-Information Literacy
- 158.2-Social Intelligence
- 323.30-People with disabilities--Civil rights
- 658.812-Customer Service
- 659.2-Public Relations
- 686.22-Graphic Design
- 746.43-Yarn bombing (Knitting and Crochet)
- 809-Literature--Critical Appraisal