It is worth noting that Kennedy was not one of the five justices who said ProtectMarriage had no standing. But his denial is a strong indication the Supremes won't bother with any sort of reconsideration.
Another detail worth noting is that the 9th Circuit Court put the stay on their own ruling that the Calif. marriage ban is unconstitutional. They can remove their own stay anytime they want.
Commenters noted the motion filed with Kennedy was long (76 pages), not very logical (amateur night?), and insulted the 9th Circuit Court. Good luck with future cases, bud.
Commenter Hunter notes the stench of desperation and says,
They literally cannot admit they lost. They’re fighting for God’s law, which is the ultimate authority, and so anything that contravenes that is illegitimate. They will also fight until everyone else sees the error of their ways and falls into line.Or they die off.
Frank Schubert was the PR mastermind behind the National Organization for Marriage's success in banning gay marriage in Calif. in 2008, Maine in 2009, and a few other states. But after three losses this spring and the big Supreme ruling last week, he's having a hard time raising money. He gives a reason: “Donors are afraid to give because they don’t want to be harassed.”
Laurel Ramseyer of Pam's House Blend summarizes Schubert's message: “The gays will come after you if you donate to NOM! Please donate to NOM.” No wonder it doesn't work.
Commenter Bose notes that our side has based its efforts on the courage to come out, to put ourselves on the line to explain why we want equality. But NOM has been carefully telling its donors that their names will be secret (and been involved in lawsuits in attempts to do just that). So how can they now ask for courage of conviction?
The ACLU has announced a $10 million nationwide campaign to urge repeal of state marriage bans. They've hired two conservatives to get the message to Republicans. One of them is Jimmy LaSalvia, former head of GOProud, who seemed to dismiss gay rights in favor of conservative ideas. Because if that this ACLU campaign is seen as suspicious.
Brad Pitt's current movie is World War Z. The group Funny or Die has created a trailer for an alternate version, World War G in which the attackers aren't zombies, but gays who want to get married. Even so, that brings the world to an end. Enjoy the 1.5 minutes of a conservative's fever dream. Just to be clear -- that ruling by the Supremes was Wednesday. This is Sunday. The events depicted in the movie did not happen.