Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 8 / 22 February 2018

Senate, Assembly panels oppose Prop 8

The Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday passed a resolution declaring the body’s opposition to Prop 8. The 3-2 vote was along party lines.

The Assembly Judiciary Committee approved a similar resolution last week on a 7-3 vote. That resolution is expected to go to the full Assembly Thursday, February 26.

State Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) introduced the Senate resolution; Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) introduced the resolution in the lower chamber. Equality California sponsored the resolutions, which do not need to be signed by the governor.

“Proposition 8 undermines the fundamental right to equal protection guaranteed by the California Constitution,” Leno said in a statement.

Ammiano said his resolution “speaks directly to the fundamental rights of same-sex couples to have equal protection under the constitution.”

The California Supreme Court will her oral arguments on the legality of the state’s same-sex marriage ban on March 5.

— Cynthia Laird, February 24, 2009 @ 4:15 pm PST
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