Wednesday, February 25, 2009

SR 7 Passes the Judicial Committee

Another useless resolution on which the California Legislature will be wasting our tax dollars deciding.

SAN FRANCISCO – The Senate Judiciary Committee passed Senate Resolution 7 (Leno) today, which would put the legislature on record as opposing Prop. 8 as an illegal revision to the California Constitution. Sponsored by Equality California and introduced by Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco), the resolution calls for the invalidation of Prop. 8, which not only stripped same-sex couples of a equal protections after a slim majority vote but also usurped the legislature's role in approving fundamental revisions to the state constitution. The measure passed in a 3 to 2 vote.

More here.

1 comment:

The.Rainbow.Reclaimed said...

I just called leno's office to make sure he was the author of sr 7.

He is.

I couldn't help asking the staffer: Why does senator Leno think prop 8 violates the equal protection clause?

She mumbled off some answer.

I said: "The prop 8 definition covers everyone regardless of sexual
orientation, race, gender, etc.

Then I asked: How come siblings can't get married, but it's okay for
same gender couples?

She laughed.

I said: Really, why don't we let siblings get married?

She said: Well, I think it's unhealthy.

I asked: Why?
Then I started to explain, that measures could be taken to prevent the
birth of children with birth defects.

Then she went on a rant. And then she hung up.

I plan on telling my own reps this story, and asking them to ask Leno and other Dems why this resolution is even taking up CA legislature time.

If you'd like to ask Senator Leno the same question (or different):