Five words this morning from one of the Burbank residents whose fight to overturn Proposition 8 has taken him and his partner all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court: “On way to SCOTUS. Hopeful.”
Those words, posted by Paul Katami on Twitter this morning, sum up much of what he and his longtime partner, Jeff Zarrillo, have said about their journey to the Supreme Court, which is expected to issue its ruling at 10 a.m. EST on gay marriage and California’s voter-approved Proposition 8.
The Burbank residents, together with a lesbian couple from Northern California, have been the lead plaintiffs against that measure, which defined marriage as being between a man and woman.
Over the last several days, Katami and Zarrillo have been anxiously awaiting the high court’s ruling, and on Tuesday, met with Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank).
Katami has been active on Twitter, responding to well-wishers and letting his sense of suspense come through. On Tuesday, when it was made clear the decision would be issued today, he tweeted: “Tomorrow is the day. Keeping the faith and feeling optimism about moving forward.”