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Cities, ACLU Sue Over Gay Marriage Ban

From the San Francisco TV station KTLA:

L.A., S.F. City Attorneys Challenge Gay Marriage Ban

November 5, 2008

LOS ANGELES — The city attorneys of Los Angeles and San Francisco have filed a request for the state Supreme Court to overturn the gay marriage ban.

The request was filed Wednesday to invalidate voter approval of Proposition 8, which creates a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and woman.

The American Civil Liberties Union and other gay-rights advocates have also filed a legal challenge to the amendment.

The Supreme Court allowed gay marriage in May, but the proposition passed Wednesday with 52 percent of the vote.

L.A. City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo filed the request with San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera and Santa Clara County Counsel Anne Ravel.

So attorneys paid by taxpayers are suing to try to frustrate their (oft expressed) will?

And remind us what the acronym ACLU stands for again? Is not one of the preeminent rights of an American citizen the right to have his voice heard by his supposed representatives?

Of course all of this will be mooted by the ascendency of Mr. Obama. He will do it either via executive fiat or with his Supreme Court appointments.

But it will be done and the citizenry be damned.

(Thanks to BillK for the heads up.)

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, November 6th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

10 Responses to “Cities, ACLU Sue Over Gay Marriage Ban”

  1. gipper says:

    I thought we lived in a supposed democracy. The people of California demonstrated their democracy on Tuesday. And now there are attorneys and the ACLU who want to overturn the power of the people?

  2. BannedbytheTaliban says:

    That is right gipper, the ACLU is a communist organization that believes in destroying American democracy by using the freedoms we have against us. Unfortunately there are many many stupid people who believe they do good work and encourage such attacks on our way of life. Barak Obama being one of the biggest, and now he is president, God help us all.

  3. crosspatch says:

    That is a common fallacy. We live in a Republic, not a Democracy. Our founders decided that Democracy was actually a pretty evil form of government, it is basically mob rule. But having said that, our state constitution says that a majority of the voters can approve an amendment by popular vote. And this is the *second* time we have done so on the same issue. The court shot it down the first time, too.

  4. B17Engr says:

    The people vote should stand!

  5. GuppyNblue says:

    When I lived in California citizens had the power of initiatives, referendums, and recall (we recalled the Chief Justice Rose Bird when she refused to uphold the death penalty). But before I left I had noticed things already going astray. The degenerate left are like spoiled children that have to have their way. I have little doubt that “gay marriage” will be legal in California soon. Their only real dilemma is that many illegals oppose it. The Heathen State begs for God’s wrath.

  6. Yes, but if pro-lifers try to sue to overturn the abortion referendums that lost, the left would be apopleptic.

    Remember folks: When the MAJORITY votes how liberals want, it’s okay. When liberals are in the minority, it’s time to sue.

    When the MAJORITY votes conservatively, liberals are angry. When conservatives are in the MINORITY, liberals don’t care and the will of the majority must be respected.

    See how this works?

  7. Steve says:

    Mr. Limbaugh is discussing this article as we type.

  8. Liberals Demise says:

    “I have little doubt that gay marriage in California will be legal soon” GuppyNblue wrote.
    There is a second option….move to Massagayness and live happily ever after! Leave the Left coast behind (no pun intended).

  9. BillK says:

    You all of course miss the point.

    By January 21 gay marriage will be made legal at the federal level, so it doesn’t matter what the states have to say.

  10. Liberals Demise says:

    ETTU BillK !!

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