Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Alameda County Joins Growing Lawsuit Against Prop 8

Good News!! reposted from Chris Metinko's article in the Oakand Tribune:

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday agreed to join San Francisco and Los Angeles counties in a lawsuit asking the state's high court to void Proposition 8 on the grounds that voters did not have the authority to make, what they claim, is a revision to the state's constitution.

Prop. 8, which passed with 52 percent of the vote earlier this month, overturned the state's Supreme Court's decision in the spring which legalized gay marriage. The measure changes the constitution to limit marriage to that only between a man and a woman.

The suit, which also has been joined by Santa Clara County, claims any measure is not merely an amendment to the state's constitution, but rather a major revision and should therefore have had to pass through the state Assembly and Senate before going to the voters this November.

Its going down y'all.


Anonymous said...

Is it too early to feel optimistic? It sure sounds like it could be headed in the right direction.

richard said...

this is how i roll, i stay very optimistic. Besides this is a very good sign, all of this mobilization going down so soon. And they have a good case too... whats all this voting on civil rights nonsense??

Also, I generally feel that things are gonna change pretty soon. Prop 22 passed by 20 points several years ago, this year Prop 8 (essentially the same thing) only passed by 5 points, and that was probably only cuz of the millions of dollars that went into the Yes On 8 campaign.

So yes, it sure sounds like we are headed in the right direction, and i'm optimistic!