alifornia's voter-appproved ban on same-sex marriage should stand or fall.
The passage of Proposition 8 last November changed the state constitution to prohibit gay marriage and trumped the high court's decision as few months earlier to legalize it. But the ballot measure was appealed and the justices on Thursday are getting the final word on whether marriage is an institution that must accommodate two women or two men.
The debate will be framed by not only the gay and lesbian couples who see their struggle as the modern equivalent of prohibitions on interracial marriage, but the 7 million citizens who rejected that comparison in an $83 million election.
The stakes are high — for the 18,000 couples who married while same-sex weddings were legal, for gay marriage opponents who object on religious grounds and for others who are deeply divided on the issue. And whatever the court decides is likely to have ramifications not only for millions of Californians but also for other states grappling over gay marriage. More here.…
ur boss if they don't notice some life changing event going on like marriage or divorce? Now - DUI / weekend in jail...if it doesn't effect my ability to do my job it's none of their business if you ask me.
But as to the personal life changine events (marriage, divorce, having kids, etc...) I think that it should definitely be open discussions with your boss/coworkers you trust about it. Hiding things of such an important nature would probably be a poor decision since these things almost inevitably will effect your job performance at least at 1st.…
Added by Kent Sims at 5:02pm on September 28, 2010