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“Lawmakers Join Call to Overturn Prop. 8

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – More than one-third of California’s lawmakers are adding their voices to the chorus calling on the state’s highest court to overturn the prohibition on same-sex marriage approved by voters last week.

Forty-four members of the California Legislature filed a friend-of-the-court brief Monday in support of a lawsuit seeking to invalidate Proposition 8 on the grounds that voters did not have the authority to make such a dramatic change in state law.

The brief argues that the gay marriage ban improperly usurped the state Supreme Court’s duty to protect minority groups from discrimination. Proposition 8 overturned the court’s May decision that legalized same-sex marriage.

Senate President Pro Tempore Don Perata and Assembly Speaker Karen Bass are among the signers.”

TIP OF THE HAT to people recognizing that issues like this shouldn’t even be decided by voters.

WAG OF MY FINGER to those who will try to continue their mission of discrimination by keeping this in place. If you replace “gay” with any race or religion, people would see how fucked this is. I’ve heard the argument that race is something you’re born with or have no control over, and being gay is a choice so it’s not an equal argument, but what about religion? I should ask some Jesus freaks I know what they think about that. If someone wanted to discriminate against you, not just by their behavior but by their LAWS, just because you’re a Christian, how would you react? You were not born Christian – one must accept that Jesus Christ is their savior and that after dying on the crucifix for our sins he rose from the dead three days later. I could go on forever, but I’ll stop for now. I have plenty more to say on the matter but I guess I’ll do it in parts so I don’t sound like a fanatic.

The point is, YAY for progress!

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~ by jbird. on November 11, 2008.

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