Following a recent court ruling that overturned the hideous Proposition 8, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Jerry Brown are petitioning the courts to allow marriages to resume immediately. This is required since the presiding judge in the case put a hold on his own ruling.
Initially I thought this was a reasonable course of action on the judge’s part. Clearly he was thinking about the possibility of his ruling being overturned and didn’t wanna deal with a whole new set of people who get married and then have marriage made illegal. That’s what happened when Prop 8 was first enforced back a couple years ago and it created all sorts of messy situations.
But then I read this quote from the legal brief:
“The Administration believes the public interest is best served by permitting the Court’s judgment to go into effect, thereby restoring the right of same-sex couples to marry in California,” read the brief from Schwarzenegger. “Doing so is consistent with California’s long history of treating all people and their relationships with equal dignity and respect.”
You know, it’s a good point. We don’t need to wait. Why wait? Sure, there may be problems down the line, but those can be sorted then. What’s the line? “Justice delayed is justice denied?” Let’s stop denying justice in California.