Mixed feelings among gay marriage activists about SCOTUS decision

Though many gay marriage advocates cheered the Supreme Court’s decision to take up Proposition 8 and DOMA on Friday, a few were wary of the Court’s decision to hear both cases at once.”There is no question that it is a risk,” said Gavin Newsom, California’s lieutenant governor, the Daily Intel reports. “If they nationalize it and reject it, that’s going to take decades to come back to the court.”Katherine Franke, director of Columbia Law School’s Center for Gender and Sexuality, told HuffPo’s Lila Shapiro that because the lower court’s ruling on Proposition 8 was very narrow, she would have preferred if the Court just decided to take up DOMA. “I’m not thrilled. I would have preferred they took the Windsor case alone.”The National Organization for Marriage, on the other hand, thinks things are looking up. “I’m ecstatic,” Brian Brown, NOM’s president, told the New York Times. “Taking both cases at the same time exposes the hypocrisy on the other side.”Continue Reading…

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Mixed feelings among gay marriage activists about SCOTUS decision

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