Mar. 5th, 2009

stinglikeabee: classic denny colt  (giornalista)
Today is the start of oral arguments on California's recently passed Proposition 8 in the state's Supreme Court. Proposition 8 defined marriage as between a man and a woman, and was passed by 52% of California's voters. While he originally thought it was his duty as the state's Attorney General to defend voter wishes, Jerry Brown himself filed the legal challenge against Prop 8 to invalidate the amendment. An interesting note: the opposition and legal defender of Prop 8 is a one Ken Starr. Y'know, that obsessed guy from the Clinton-era who authored as heavy tome on Bill Clinton's sexual relations.

*shudders* Guess what, though? Brown is on Twitter, and it looks like he's been Twittering during the hearing. LOL.

This position is surely going to help Brown in his bid for governor in 2010, though not as big a boost as he might hope. His competitor, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, has been making the talk and radio show rounds speaking out on his support for overturning Prop 8. Newsom is also on Twitter, and was most recently on NPR -- check this interview, bb is fierce!

"Separate inherently is not equal," he said. "There's a reason why $45 million was spent against marriage equality. It's because people understand the word does have meaning. And equality comes when we accept the same notions and the same institutions for everyone, regardless of race and gender and regardless of sex orientation."

A million times THIS.



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