March 5th Hearing in San Francisco

Gay Marriage

The Assembly opposes Proposition 8 because it is an improper revision, not an amendment, of the California Constitution.” California House Resolution 8

See how the Oral Arguments went:

Prop 8 Oral Arguments: Reactions

Dear California Supporters of the Family,

State Supreme Court to Hear Arguments on Constitutionality of Prop 8!!!

On March 5th, 2009 the California Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the constitutionality of Prop 8. The court will be hearing oral arguments in response to three cases challenging Prop 8.

Additionally, the passage of HR5 by the State Assembly, which states that, “The Assembly opposes Proposition 8 because it is an improper revision, not an amendment, of the California Constitution” is designed to undermine the will of the voters.   In addition to stating the Assembly’s opposition to the amendment, which was passed by the majority of voters, the resolution publicly encourages the Court to strike down Prop 8!  Don’t let the court erase your vote! Let you voice be heard by joining us in our support of the constitutionality of Prop 8 and protecting the family.

What You Can Do

Attend the Court hearing. It takes place on Thursday, March 5th, 2009 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Supreme Court Courtroom, Earl Warren Center, Fourth Floor, 350 McAllister Street, San Francisco. By attending you will send a visible signal to the committee members in support of the family.  Due to extremely limited seating oral arguments also will be broadcast in an overflow viewing auditorium in the Milton Marks Conference Center, Hiram J. Smith State Office Building, Lower Level, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco.

Contact those committee members who voted in opposition to the will of the voters: Voted in opposition of Prop 8:
Dave Jones
Paul Krekorian
Ted W. Lieu
William Monning
Mike Feuer (Chair)
Julia Brownley
Noreen Evans

Contact your legislators asking them to vote no on HR 5 and SR 7!
Click her to find your assembly member
Click here to find your State senator

Click here for helpful talking points to use in your correspondence.

Please forward this to your friends and family members. We believe that through a grassroots movement, we can secure a safe future for families in our state.

—United Families California



  1. Euripides said,

    February 24, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    The CA Court knows very well that Prop 8 was not an illegal revision to the state constitution. Nevertheless, no one has any idea how the court will rule. My gut instinct is that they will rule against Prop 8 so they don’t cause rioting in the streets – something sure to happen if they uphold the amendment. They’ve already proved themselves to be gutless wonders. Why should they change now?

    Marriage suporters, be there at the first hearing and make your presence known!

  2. Delirious said,

    February 24, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    My biggest concern is the venue. In some court cases, to protect the accused, they change the venue. I feel like we are walking in to the lion’s den attending this hearing in the heart of “same sex marriage land”. I seriously wonder about my safety if I show up in San Francisco wearing yellow. They accuse supporters of Prop.8 of being full of hatred and bigotry, but we don’t endanger them. But I on the other hand worry about my safety if I attend. I also worry about the courts’ safety if they decide to uphold Prop. 8.

    I would like to go just to witness one of the most important hearings of our generation, but I have to decide if I want to be exposed to the crazed mobs that oppose Prop. 8.

  3. beetlebabee said,

    February 24, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    I’m going to be there. I want to see with my eyes what goes on there. This is the hearing of our generation. You couldn’t keep me away if you tried.

  4. 1Heart1Love4AllManKind said,

    March 5, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    Its funny that people today still dont understand cause and effect. When people have their rights or beliefs threatened they make a stand. Those that are doing the threatening dont believe they are doing anything wrong…history does repeat itself. We make a stand against those who hate. You say you dont and yet you stand there in arms in support of something that screams HATE!!! “I hate the fact that you’re Happy and I dont want to see it…” You were not afraid to make a stand against your fellow men and women born with equal rights now were you? Wait!!! You must truly believe that not all men and women are created equal for you to make such a stand…you should have went to the hearing. Support what you believe. Dont be a coward. Dont throw your punch and run to hide. Hate is Strong but LOVE conquers ALL.

  5. beetlebabee said,

    March 5, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    1heart, take a breath and look at the issue logically. Just because you want it doesn’t make it a good idea. Just because I disagree with you, that doesn’t mean I hate you.

  6. 1Heart1Love4AllManKind said,

    March 5, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    beetlbebabee, logically speaking how is it that a not allowing gays and lesbians to marry a bad idea? I should not direct that of what I have experienced to everyone as a whole but for the most part I’ve seen nothing but hate crimes with my very own eyes. I am not even Gay but because my loved ones are. I have been blessed with familiar “kindness” my loved ones receive. Logically speaking those for Prop 8 have no righteous reasoning for it…Why dont you give me one good logical reason why marriage should only be between a man and a woman and not between 2 people who truly love each other?

  7. beetlebabee said,

    March 5, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    1heart, 1 reason? I have many, but the first is because marriage is about more than love.

    Love is not enough. It isn’t why we have marriage. Children, family, society….those are the reasons we have marriage. Love is in there too, but it’s not the only thing. Let me ask you. What about children? Every child has the right to a mom and a dad, why would you put two adults’ sexual preference above the right of children to have a mom and a dad? Who is unimportant? Who are you going to take away from that equation? Tell me how that is right for the state to create a situation where children, who don’t get the choice to choose who their parents are, can be denied a mom or a dad on purpose. That’s just wrong.

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