19 December 2008

Prop 8 News Flash - The March Continues

Flouting what seemed to be widespread legal opinion prior to November 4th that pre-election same sex marriages would remain intact if Prop 8 passed, today the "Protect Marriage Coalition" filed suit to have all pre-election marriages of same-sex couples in California invalidated, thus confirming that Prop 8 proponents are not content simply with the new constitutional provision but are also determined to retroactively wipe out all pre-election same-sex marriages in the state.

Today's second surprising development was the announcement by California Attorney General Jerry Brown that he is reversing his prior position on Prop 8. While he previously said he would defend the measure before the California Supreme Court after it passed, on "further reflection and a deeper probing into all aspects of our Constitution, it became evident that the Article I provision guaranteeing basic liberty, which includes the right to marry, took precedence over the initiative" and therefore, based on his "duty to defend the law and the entire Constitution, [he] concluded the [supreme] court should protect the right to marry even in the face of the 52 percent vote."

In short, California's Attorney General will now urge the California Supreme Court to throw out Proposition 8 as creating an inherent and internal conflict within the state constitution.

No links necessary. Google any of this and you'll find the story. The roller coaster ride continues!

6 comments:

Chedner said...

hmm... interesting...

invisible said...

It will be intresting to see how this develops...

Sarah said...

Isn't it interesting that the church's participation helped this thing pass, and with the passing has come a huge movement the other direction?

Hmmmm....God certainly does work in mysterious ways.

Did I say that? I'm a good Mormon girl. I mean, I mean, Satan is abroad in the land!

:)

This will definitely be interesting to watch unfold...

Scot said...

The roller coaster ride continues!

I think I'm getting nauseous. Tell the carny my family wants off at the next high point.

Beck said...

The possibilities and ramifications of this decision are just beginning to unfold. This may be another stone, cut without hands, that will fill the earth... it isn't over.

J G-W said...

My marriage is one of the ones they're seeking to invalidate...

I had heard, though, about the possibility that the amendment would be ruled invalid... If that were to occur, then what happens is anybody's guess, I suppose.