From the Redwood Forests...

The California Supreme Court agrees to hear an appeal challenging Proposition 8. 

As I've stated, this move is a potential double-edged sword for the court and the gay rights movement as far as tactics are concerned.

If the court does decide for the plaintiffs, striking down the measure, I merely ask that it cite the Proclamation of Independence from the founding of the original California, the 1846 Bear Flag Republic :

The Commander in Chief of the Troops assembled at the Fortress of Sonoma gives his inviolable pledge to all persons in California not found under arms that they shall not be disturbed in their persons, their property or social relations one to another by men under his command.