Friday, November 21, 2008

NaBloPoMo, Day 21: Prop 8 Promising News

Reader, yesterday the California Supreme Court agreed to revisit craptastic Prop 8. Per the Chronicle article, the court has three issues to consider:

1. Does Proposition 8 make such a far-reaching change to California's Constitution that it amounts to a constitutional revision, which requires a two- thirds vote of the Legislature to be placed on the ballot?

2. Does Prop. 8 violate the constitutional separation of powers by restricting judges' authority to protect the rights of same-sex couples?

3. If constitutional, does Prop. 8 invalidate the 18,000 same-sex marriages that took place in California between June 16, when the court's ruling legalizing gay and lesbian unions took effect, and the election?

Meanwhile in San Francisco, African American minister Amos Brown, an outspoken Prop 8 opponent and the head of the SF branch of the NAACP has said he expects ministers to boycott the annual NAACP fundraiser, which took place last night. Supporters of Prop 8 said there is no formal boycott planned but numerous ministers reflected that their congregations did support Prop 8. Brown maintains, "The Yes on 8 position does not represent the spirit of Jesus." Can I get an amen?

TGIF, reader.

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