The Seattle Examiner.com is reporting:
"The California Supreme Court today upheld Proposition 8, which was a voter-approved constitutional amendment restricting marriage to opposite-sex couples.
Joe Mirabella, Washington State Coordinator of JoinTheImpact Inc., which is committed to equality for sexual minorities, said on the organization's Web site:
"Sadly the California Supreme Court upheld proposition 8, but as we can learn from the following the civil rights movements in the past we will win some and lose some. The fight in California is far from over, voters will likely revisit the issue as soon as 2010. The momentum in the rest of the country should give us great hope. Iowa, Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Maine have already realized the inevitable — equality is an American value. Other states are nearly there. I can imagine a not to distant future when equality will be in every state.
Our Washington friends and neighbors continue to show overwhelming support for the Decline to Sign 71 campaign that will protect equality and domestic partnerships. I strongly believe, and the polls show, that Washington voters support equality.
Let’s take this opportunity to show our solidarity with California, but let’s also realize the important moment in history we are witnessing by taking this opportunity to peacefully continue the conversation about who we are and what we want."
By: Ryan Burr - An Examiner from Seattle