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California’s Legislators on Parade Against Democracy

The Constitution defines marriage as between a man and a woman.  The people voted on this already….the voice of the people spoke clearly and firmly on marriage, so what are our leaders doing provoking the voters and revoking their votes?

Rise up California, the legislature is here to strong arm the power of our votes before the Supreme Court.   I did my job.  I studied the issues and I voted!  Now it’s time for the Governor and the Legislature to do theirs by upholding and enforcing the will of the people.  —Beetle Blogger

California Legislature introduces anti-Prop. 8 resolution

In the latest sign the battle over same-sex marriage is far from over, the Legislature’s gay and lesbian caucus and Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg Tuesday introduced a resolution opposing Proposition 8.

The nonbinding resolution, introduced on the second day of the new legislative session, seeks to put the Legislature on record as declaring the gay marriage ban approved by voters last month was an improper revision of the state constitution.

Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, said the resolution would restate the now-familiar argument advanced by opponents of Proposition 8 that the measure required a two-thirds vote of the Legislature before being placed on the ballot.

The state Supreme Court has agreed to consider that argument, and a ruling is expected by next June.

“It’s important to put ourselves on record (and) that we not remain silent,” Leno said at a Capitol news conference where he was joined by other members of the LGBT Legislative Caucus.

The Yes on Proposition 8 campaign accused the Democratic legislators of inappropriately trying to influence the state Supreme Court.

“You’d think that these legislators would be focused on resolving the budget deficit or improving the economy,” campaign chairman Ron Prentice said in a statement.

Instead, he said, the lawmakers “seem more interested in grandstanding for the cameras and thumbing their noses at voters who enacted Proposition 8 by a nearly 600,000 vote margin.”   read the entire article here.

Take Action! With United Families International:

Since the passage of Prop 8 California’s Governor, Arnold
Schwarzenegger has gone on record calling for the State Supreme Court
to overturn that vote. And now, our state senate and assembly have
drafted resolutions blatantly fighting against Prop 8.  “On Tuesday,
the second day of the 2009-10 legislative session, Sen. Mark Leno and
Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (both D-San Francisco) launched senate
resolution 7 and HR 5 in the Assembly. If approved, the bills would
place both houses of the California Legislature on record as opposing
the controversial initiative and declaring it an illegal revision to
the state constitution.”  Politicker CA, December 2, 2008

1. Sign this petition reminding California’s legislators of their
responsibility to voters:
http://unitedfamiliesca.org/default.asp?contentID=244

2. Write to your State Senator and Assemblymen—Let them know that
they are accountable to the people who voted for them:

http://www.sen.ca.gov/~newsen/senators/senemail.htp

http://www.assembly.ca.gov/clerk/MEMBERINFORMATION/memberdir_1.asp

3. Forward this information: The opposition is trying to collect 1,000,000
signatures to show their support.  We must continue to show that the
majority of Californians stand by their recent vote.

References:
Governor Schwarzenegger:
http://www.sacbee.com/capitolandcalifornia/story/1403231.html
Leno and Ammiano: http://www.sacbee.com/capitolandcalifornia/story/1444069.html

Go here to donate to United Families International:
https://ufi.infusionsoft.com/saleform/niwihnat

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5 Comments

  1. Charles H. said,

    December 15, 2008 at 2:53 am

    I wrote to my legislators. They’ve forgotten what we sent them there to do. Thanks for the information BB.

  2. Mary Ane said,

    December 15, 2008 at 8:45 am

    I can’t even believe these people. Why do we have elections?

  3. Mary L. said,

    December 15, 2008 at 11:47 am

    To elect these guys to do our bidding…….but I think they forgot that part. They’re definitely on my “no vote next time” list. It’s outrageous to think that a state’s elected officials would even try to go against the will of the people.

  4. Charles H. said,

    December 15, 2008 at 11:52 am

    Mary…….both Marys! you’re right. You’d think they’d be afraid of political suicide….

  5. beetlebabee said,

    December 15, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    Don’t forget the petition! The opposition is trying to collect 1,000,000
    signatures to show their support. I guess they think that Californians have a short memory.

    http://unitedfamiliesca.org/default.asp?contentID=244

    Kudos to United Families for heading this up!


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