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--are still every bit the outspoken activists they've been for most of their 13-year career.That outspokenness includes the currently front-burner issue of marriage equality.In the 2008 election, we thought it would just be thrown out. But I feel like things are changing and I feel like this has been a really really big couple of weeks.I feel like no matter what the decision is and what happens, there’s been this overwhelming, really positive mainstream support of gay marriage.That could change, depending on how the court decides the case involving the California's Proposition 8.
As a Canadian a lot of my friends are like, “Oh, its gonna be overturned and people will be able to get married really soon.” But I think there is a hesitation to be overly confident, because we were confident the first time around.
Whether the decision comes down in our favor and California ends up overturning Prop 8 or not, I feel we’re getting closer, closer and closer and I think it's important to really celebrate the small steps which are happening right now that add up to one giant step.
I was concerned it would drum up so much negativity that I would start to feel bad.
Are you and your Cali friends optimistic about the decision?
So ladies, it's been about 9 months since we spoke about this stuff, and in that time these two big, potentially landmark cases have come in front of the Supreme Court.
What are your thoughts on the Prop 8 case, which Tegan, could potentially really impact you and your partner? When all of this came up, I was really nervous – thinking more grand on a national level and a global level how all of this attention to one case, and to California and to gay marriage – how that would feel as a queer person and also as a Canadian.