Gut and Amend–The Legislature’s Latest Con to Thwart the Constitution and the Twice Stated Will of the The People
SB 54 started out as a health care coverage bill, introduced by Senator Mark Leno and sponsored by Equality California. It passed through the necessary bill process and then was summarily gutted top to bottom. Why? What did they replace the contents of the already vetted bill with?
This bill, still called SB 54, is no longer a health care bill by design. In line with Equality California’s gay agenda for California, it now says that a same-sex marriages from out of state, MUST be recognized in California!
This outrage circumvents both Proposition 8 and the California Supreme Court decision upholding the people’s right to amend the California constitution.
“SB 54 requires the state of California to validate and recognize same-sex marriages performed outside the state of California prior to November 5, 2008. The bill specifically violates Article I, Section 7.5 of the California Constitution which states “Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.”—California Family Council
The People spoke by the millions during the Proposition 8 election last year and by millions before during Proposition 22. Twice by vote and now by Constitutional amendment, the Constitution of California recognizes marriage as between one man and one woman.
The gutting and amending of SB 54 allowed this controversial bill to pass to a full floor vote after going through only one committee hearing. It’s wrong for such a controversial bill to not go through the whole legislative process with maximum public input.
Each year as the Legislature approaches its year-end adjournment, legislators attempt to push through controversial or contentious legislation. Fight the gay agenda being pushed in California. Stand up for our Constitution and the proper process that gives full vetting to proposed legislation. This bill cannot go through!
Cutting out public discourse on legislation? Is this how democracy works in a government with too much power? Our government needs to work for the people. Not against them.
Gov. Schwarzenegger has until October 11 to either sign or veto this bill. Call the Governor to Veto!
Action Alert— Encourage Vetoes of SB 54 and SB 572
Gov. Schwarzenegger has until October 11 to either sign or veto the following bills. Please continue to contact his office and encourage him to veto SB 54 and SB 572:
SB 54-End-run on Proposition 8
The bill states that all marriages performed prior to Proposition 8’s passage last November must be recognized by the state government. If they are performed after Proposition 8’s passage, the marriages will have all the legal rights and benefits of marriage, just not the legal term “marriage.” SB 54 was recently “gutted and amended,” going through only one committee hearing. It’s wrong for such a controversial bill to not go through the whole legislative process with maximum public input.
SB 572-Harvey Milk Day
Senator Mark Leno’s bill will declare every May 22 Harvey Milk Day in California. Milk was a San Francisco county supervisor and homosexual activists. According to SB 572, school children will learn about and honor Milk at school every May 22.
SB 572 is designed to insert sexual politics into all California classrooms. The bill language actually states that on Harvey Milk Day, schools are “encouraged” to conduct “exercises remembering the life of Harvey Milk and recognizing his accomplishments as well as the contributions he made to this state.” Such vague language means there are no clear guidelines for what students will do to “commemorate” the life of Harvey Milk and his controversial political activities advancing homosexuality.
Contact Governor Schwarzenegger and encourage him to VETO SB 54 and SB 572
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San Francisco Office (415) 703-2218