Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Disappointing News: California Supreme Court keeps anti-gay marriage initiative on ballot

Los Angeles Times/ Maura Dolan reports:
The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to remove an anti-gay marriage initiative from the November ballot. Meeting in closed session, the court denied a petition calling for the removal of the initiative, Proposition 8, on the grounds it was a constitutional revision that only the Legislature or a constitutional convention could place before voters. Proposition 8 would limit marriage to opposite-sex couples. The California Supreme Court, in a 4-3 decision, struck down a ban on same-sex marriage on May 15, and same-sex couples began marrying last month.