Saturday, December 20, 2008

Prop 8 Supporters: Nulify Existing Marriages

The Yes on 8 people have now moved to get all of the existing 18,000 to 20,000 marriages between gay men and between lesbians voided, invalidated, completely nullified.

And this coming just as Barack Obama is rewarding Rick Warren for helping to make sure Prop 8 passed. I am just becoming more and more infuriated at Barack Obama for giving him the invocation slot at the inauguration. It was a kick while we were down; now this is another punch in the stomach from the fundies.

In a more positive development, CA Attorney General Jerry Brown filed to have Prop 8 voided:

Brown's argument on Proposition 8, contained in an 111-page brief filed at the last possible moment before the court's deadline, surprised many legal experts. The attorney general has a legal duty to uphold the state's laws as long as there are reasonable grounds to do so. Last month, Brown said he planned to "defend the proposition as enacted by the people of California."

But in his filing, Brown, who personally supports same-sex marriage, offered a novel legal theory to back his argument that the measure should be invalidated.

The California Constitution protects certain rights as "inalienable," Brown wrote. Those include a right to liberty and to privacy, which the courts have said includes a person's right to marry.