U.S. Supreme Court may not hear prop 8 appeal

According to the Los Angeles Times, The U.S. Supreme Court may not hear the Prop 8 appeal, since the ruling of the 9th Ct. was narrowly tailored to fit California’s situation.

The opinion of the 9th Ct. said that Prop 8 was unconstitutional because it took away a right already granted to gays/lesbians by the California Supreme Court.

Since the ruling did not say that gays and lesbians have an equal right to marry under the Constitution and instead decided to rule only on the narrower topic (constitutionality in California’s context), the Supreme Court might decide to stay clear from the issue for the time being.

Even though the Supreme Court might not decide to take up the case right now, that does not mean it will not in the future. Eventually, it will reach the Supreme Court, and I can only hope that when that day comes, they will rule in favor of gay marriage.


About Haley Behre

I graduated from Syracuse University in December 2011 with majors in newspaper journalism and women and gender studies. Using these majors, I aspire to become a journalist who writes about human rights issues. I have held internships at the Syracuse New Times, Dash Media PR Firm, Syracuse Post-Standard and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. I also had an internship at the Not For Sale Campaign Syracuse chapter, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating human trafficking. I was born in Seoul, Korea on September 30, 1990 and moved to the United States before I was one year old. When I was 8, my family and I moved to Norwich, England for three years. While I was here I was immersed into a new culture and got to experience many things other children my age do not get to. Over the three years, I visited Ireland, France and the Netherlands several times, and Belgium, Wales and Sweden once. In the winter of 2010, I got an amazing opportunity to visit Kenya for a month. This was by far the single most eye-opening experience of my life thus far. The natural beauty of the landscape and its people do not compare to anything I have seen. I currently intern for the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press in the hopes of getting a full-time job at a newspaper or non-profit after.
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