Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Jerry Brown to Court: Deal with Prop. 8

By Chris Thompson
Tue, Nov 18, 2008 at 9:03 AM

California's Attorney General and occasional Oakland mayor called on the Supreme Court to hear challenges to Prop. 8 quickly, so he could go ahead and formally settle the question of gay marriage. At issue is whether Prop. 8 had such an enormous impact on individual liberties that it must be considered a revision, not a mere amendment. If that's the case, then it can only get on the ballot by means of a two-thirds vote of the state legislature. According to Chron, opponents tried this tactic with Prop. 13 and failed, and there's little reason to suspect it was succeed here.

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