Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Contact Your Representatives to Support Invalidating Prop 8!

The proponents of Prop 8 usurped the role of the Legislature by putting the right for same-sex couples to marry directly on the ballot. Two Equality California-sponsored resolutions will make it official state policy, when they are approved by the Legislature, that Prop 8 should be overturned. Write your legislators now to urge them to support the invalidation of Prop 8 and vote for SR 7 (Leno) and AR 5 (Ammiano). Prop 8 eliminates the fundamental right to marry and allows a slim majority to take away the equal protections of a minority, which violates one of the founding principles of our Constitution. The resolutions state the measure should have been approved by a two-thirds vote in the Legislature before going to voters. Urge your representative to support these resolutions.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Having a ballot initiative like Prop 8 for the citizens to vote on does not improperly assume any roles. It is simply part of a democracy. The lgbt community would be saying the same exact thing if the legislators voted on a bill that specifically stated marriage is between a man and a woman. The gay community would say turn it over to the people and let the people decide.Ballot initiatives are in place for a reason and checks and balances is a huge reason. Letting a few people decide what is right is not what is best for the country. This ensures that if we have activist judges like we do, that what the majority of the people what still remains. And a majority of the people are most likely not wrong, you can disagree with them, but I find it hard to believe that half of the state is screwed up. The gay community is understandably upset but you argument falls on deaf ears when you start to make ludicrous comments like this one. The only way you would not complain is if you won. Well you lost, the people voted.

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