I’m technically jumping the gun, as the vote runs through the end of today, July 25, but a peek at the vote numbers so far, running 10-1 in favor and well past a necessary quorum, indicate that I’m not jumping the gun in reality.
This is the denouement of a long issue that’s had at least some degree of bad faith on “both sides,” as I see it. That’s why, per Idries Shah, there are never just two sides to an issue.
Personally, I still don’t disagree with everything in the Georgia Green Party’s message. In fact, I’ve had my own stance on this issue, outside “both sides” of the twosiderism on this issue, since long before the GaGP adopted the Women’s Declaration of Sex-Based Rights. But, as time has worn on, I’ve seen the GaGP and some of its allies as a more and more ineffectual messenger for parts of their message I agree with, and many of the individuals, in addition, having increasing additional messages I disagreed with. I’ve talked about this much more at my blog, where I eventually have come to a “pox on both their houses.” More on this, and some of the items below, is at my blog.
As for the big-picture future? I suspect twosiderism on this issue will continue to rule both inside and outside the Green Party.
As for the future at the state level? The GaGP didn’t have state ballot access in 2018, either. I can’t see its replacement making the state ballot in 2022.
As for the national GP issue? Between this, and “libertarian Greens” who clearly accent the first, like William Pounds, trying to form “independent Green Party” apparatus in some states, I suspect 2022, and even 2024, are going to be rocky years for the national party. Howie Hawkins has already said he’s eyeing a run again in 2024 and many of the “libertarian Greens” detest him.
The Movement for a People’s Party offers an outside challenge, even as some visible people like “Proud Socialist” Ryan Knight vacillate from support to denigration. (The latest I saw on Twitter, he’s back in the “support” camp.)