Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Justice Delayed is Justice Denied

In late-breaking news yesterday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals granted the Prop 8 proponents’ motion to stay U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker’s decision… which translates into this basic fact: delayed justice for the countless same-sex couples in California that wanted to exercise their recently (re-re)defined freedom to marry while the case is on appeal.

Feeling a little rusty on your navigation as to what happens next? Our friends at the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) have already been good enough to break it down for you.

The short version is that the saga, while on fast track, is still likely to extend past December. This, of course, leaves us all thinking about that “Justice delayed is justice denied” quote again.

Keep checking in for additional analysis and suggestions on how to make the best of the time we have between now and the next ruling on some basic civil rights. (Here’s a preview: it involves telling your story and checking out PFLAG’s new Bringing the Message Home Guide.)

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