The California Supreme Court has upheld Proposition 8, meaning that gay people still can't get married there. But the 18,000 couples who were hitched between last May (when the court ruled to legalize gay marriage) and November (when "progressive" California voters said same-sex marriage is icky) can stay married.

So by virtue of a historical fluke, some gay Californians will be barred from marriage while their gay neighbors enjoy its benefits. We can't think of a better set-up for a U.S. Supreme Court challenge. It just makes no sense.

Hopes were never very high that the California Court would overturn Proposition 8, which is, after all, an amendment to the state's constitution. Look for another ballot initiative next year to roll it back.