West Hollywood Mayor Jeffrey Prang has
called Proposition 8, California's gay marriage ban, a “travesty.”
Prang and other city officials are
among those waiting on word from the Supreme Court on the fate of the
2008 voter-approved amendment.
“I would not think the average
American can appreciate the stress, the uncertainty and the
unfairness of having your personal liberties juggled about by the
courts and by the voters,” Prang told The
Los Angeles Times.
Proponents have been anxiously awaiting
the high court's decision on whether it will hear an appeal in the
case. If the justices refuse to take the case, a lower court's
ruling which found the amendment unconstitutional would stand, and
the weddings of gay and lesbian couples in California could resume.
Prang, who married before Prop 8 took
effect, said, “We were lucky.”
“We had a window, and we got in, and
it's not fair. Proposition 8 was a travesty. … We want everyone to
have the same opportunities.”
City officials have scheduled to hold a
news conference to discuss the decision at 10AM.