Shannon Minter, standing, speaks to the California Supreme Court in San Francisco, Thursday, March 5, 2009 on the constitutionality of the stateâ€™s voter-approved Proposition 8 that bans gay unions. The court will decide whether to uphold the same-sex marriage ban and whether same-sex couple marriages will remain valid
The court usually gives a one business day notice before releasing its opinions on Mondays or Thursdays. So, we could learn tomorrow.
It is surprising there have been NO leaks of a decision which has taken many weeks to draft.
Equality California, a leading gay rights group, is surveying its members to gauge whether they support putting gay marriage on a 2010 state ballot or waiting until 2012.
While the state waits for the California Supreme Court’s verdict on Proposition 8 – which bans gay marriage – the group asks that members answer the survey by 5 p.m. on Wednesday.
“We stand together, hopeful that the California Supreme Court will confirm that fundamental civil rights cannot be stripped away from a minority group at the ballot box. However, we must be prepared to go back to the ballot if the Supreme Court fails to overturn Proposition 8,” says an email message from Marc Solomon, the group’s marriage director.