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Prop. 8 appeal put back on track by State Supreme Court

Original post made on Nov 18, 2011

Appeal proceedings in the legal battle over the constitutionality
of California's Proposition 8 were put back on track by the state Supreme Court Thursday.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, November 17, 2011, 10:40 PM

Comments (15)

Posted by steve, a resident of Parkside
on Nov 18, 2011 at 8:22 am

"Gov. Jerry Brown and Attorney General Kamala Harris, have refused to defend the measure." This statement alone speaks volumes about how electing liberal Dems is undermining our country. The heighth of arrogance by this politicians to think they can selectively decide which laws they will enforce. Imagine if they decided not to prosecute pedophiles because they thought it would infringe on their rights. It's not that far out the reach of theri twisted view on how society should be.

Posted by Frances, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 18, 2011 at 9:20 am

Jerry Brown and Kamala Harris should be impeached for not doing their California constitutional duties. They are obligated to defend Prop 8. It's not a matter whether you are for or against Prop 8, its a matter that these two incompetent political hacks are not doing their jobs. Kudos to the CA Supreme Court for allowing the backers to defend the will of the people. However, its anyone's guess what will happen when this gets taken up by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals because it is dominated by Justices that let their politics interfere with their intepretation of the law.

Posted by Pete , a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 18, 2011 at 11:47 am

What a waste of money defending Prop 8... Prop 187 didn't listen to voters either. Right or wrong...just a money pit for lawyers.

Posted by Joe, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 18, 2011 at 1:26 pm

Well, I look at it this way: if it was up to conservatives, many would try and bring back the slaves. If there were enough of them for it, the measure would pass. Does that mean it should be enforced?

Conservatives need to step back and get a grip on their bigotry. We really don't need any more of it around. Please keep your hatred inside your homes.

Posted by Pete , a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 18, 2011 at 4:27 pm

It's entirely conservative?... I think not. Both sides acknowledge defects in our American system... the system to win at all costs, regardless of outcome. A thinking and informed person would know that bigotry consumes both/all sides.

Posted by StopAndThink, a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Nov 20, 2011 at 9:54 am

Joe says, "Conservatives want to bring back slavery." Classic example of resorting to name-calling or inflammatory remarks when you have no valid arguement.

Prop 8 was passed by a majority of the people. With the demographics of Cali, that had to include a lot of non-conservatives. It is disgusting and dangerous when government officials, especially in law enforcement, put their personal feelings or politics ahead of their oath. If the people pass a proposition -- any proposition -- it becomes state official's duty to support it.

By the way, the Constitution says, "Congress will make no law regarding the establishment of religion or the free exercise thereof." Could a solution be that government issues "civil union" licenses to any 2 people who want to be a couple... and let the various religions decide what constitutes "marriage?" The disagreement could largely be a semantics issue.

Posted by Legally Married Gay Pleasanton Couple, a resident of Downtown
on Nov 20, 2011 at 12:52 pm

I'm still waiting to hear when my husband and I get to vote on everyone else's marriage. If you want to protect the "sanctity of marriage"...ban divorce!

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Nov 20, 2011 at 6:21 pm

In my opinion, couples who are legally married but have produced no children, should be forced to be divorced.

Posted by Jwoon, a resident of Parkside
on Nov 20, 2011 at 7:04 pm

'legally married', as soon as you stop pretending that what you and your partner are engaged in is marriage, then you can criticize what makes marriages fail. It's not that you're concerned about failed marriages, you just want to advance your perverse lifestyle into the mainstream. Your selfish and narrow agenda will never be accepted by the mainstream of normal Americans

Posted by Mike, a resident of Highland Oaks
on Nov 20, 2011 at 9:17 pm

If two people want to legally entwine their lives, they should be able to do so.

Why is this such an issue?


Posted by Legally Married Gay Pleasanton Couple, a resident of Downtown
on Nov 20, 2011 at 10:51 pm

'Jwoon'...we are in fact legally married according to the state, having married in 2008 when it was legal here. And let's see, what are we engaged in exactly...we've been together for 10 years, share a home, share responsibilities, support one another, care for one another, love, honor and cherish one another, though sickness and health. Care for and are supportive of my two beautiful daughters (age 9 & 11) and do our best to make sure they grow up responsible & loving. We contribute to society through our jobs and taxes we pay as well as our volunteer and charity work. We're involved in our church and participate in our community on a regular basis. Not quite sure what about any of this is "perverse." The only "agenda" I ever have is love over hate, understanding over fear, peace over violence. I really hope you're wrong and that these things do get accepted by Americans...In fact, I think they already have been. I'll pray for you though. :)

Posted by Another Jwoon, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 21, 2011 at 6:57 pm

I have also posted with the name Jwoon, but I am not the "Jwoon" who spewed his hatred above. Wishing Legally Married Gay Pleasanton Couple all happiness. Respectfully yours, Jwoon

Posted by fed up, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 21, 2011 at 8:15 pm

Call it a Civil union. Give them the same rights as married people and be done with it. Don't we have more important things to spend the tax dollars on than this rediculious Crap!!!!!

Posted by Another Jwoon, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 21, 2011 at 9:59 pm

Fact is, "fed up" who can't spell, it is the Mormons and Catholic Church that has spent all the money on this matter. Get you facts straight.

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Nov 22, 2011 at 9:25 am

duh..."you" facts straight?



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