Proposition 8 is shelved for the moment, and Jenn gets a marriage proposal as a result:
His reasoning for asking now was that he thinks that the judge’s ruling on the stay means he is confident that his ruling on Prop. 8 will stand on appeal. I think it indicates just the opposite that the judge is not confident so he is try[ing] to force the 9th circuit and the Supreme Court into a corner by increasing the size of the pool of people who will be affected. I don’t want to get married and then have that yanked out from under my feet.
I’m not quite sure how, or technically whether, to respond. I figure the 9th Circuit will agree with the judge, and should the Supremes wind up with the case, it’s pretty much a matter of how Mr. Justice Kennedy is feeling. My first instinct is to counsel caution, although somewhere before the second let’s call it Instinct 1.5 I generally recommend that people pay no attention to me in matters of the heart or related organs.