Why Not a Federal Challenge for Gay Rights?

I don’t begin to understand all the nuances and legal ramifications of the Federal Court suits to overturn Proposition 8, but it’s being widely reported that gay rights’ activists are upset over the federal challenge because:

“…the move is premature and could be disastrous for the marriage movement. ***…federal courts have not been as friendly to gay rights issues.” – San Francisco Chronicle

Although I can’t believe I’m about to say this considering I am a “legal professional” by trade and should consider the attitudes of the Court in any decisions that could affect millions of people, but there is a reason federal challenges are necessary. The reason is an emotion, not legal one.


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