The official proponents of Proposition 8 and ProtectMarriage.com â€“ Yes on 8, the campaign committee responsible for its enactment by voters today said it is â€œprofoundly gratifiedâ€ that the California Supreme Court granted all their requests by agreeing to accept original jurisdiction of three cases challenging the measureâ€™s validity, granted their request to intervene in the cases as Real Parties in Interest, denied the request of others to delay implementation of Proposition 8, and refused to allow outside groups to directly participate in the litigation.
Flap can count as well. Three California Supreme Court Justices that opposed gay marriage plus Justice Kennard (who refused to sign the order and voted to deny the petitions) equals four votes upholding the Proposition and the traditional definition of marriage.
Flap bets the final vote will be 6-1 with Moreno dissenting to uphold Proposition 8 simply because a MORON would have to rule this is a revision of the Constitution and not an amendment.
Stay tuned as the briefs are prepared.