Posted by bad_luck on 6/26/2013 1:06:00 PM (view original):
Hmm, why don't you explain it to me then, mr "I don't understand the constitution."
The way I understand it:
Walker tosses prop 8.
Proponents of prop 8 (but not the state) file appeal in federal court.
Federal court upholds Walkers ruling.
Same proponents file appeal to SCOTUS.
SCOTUS tosses the case (and the federal court ruling) on standing grounds.
Walker's decision stands.
Where am I wrong?
Clearly, you don't understand what happened this morning. SCOTUS made no ruling about the constitutionality of Proposition 8.
Do you think it did?
I live in Connecticut, which is a SSM legal state. Do you believe that today's ruling prevents an initiative similar to CA's Proposition 8 from going on the ballot in CT (or any other SSM state) for popular vote?
If such an initiative was voted on and passed, and SSM was abolished in CT as a result, that SCOTUS's ruling today automatically kicks in and says that such a vote was unconstitutional, and nullifies the result of the vote?
Think carefully (if at all possible for you) before answering.