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According to breaking news banners on both the Los Angeles Times and abc7 news in Los Angeles, State Attorney General Jerry Brown is asking the California State Supreme Court to invalidate Proposition 8.

This is an amazing move on his part. And definitely is good news in light of the move by Proposition 8 supporters to invalidate 18,000 gay marriages performed in California.
Eugene's diary Ken Starr Is Coming After Your Marriage documents that move.

Here's some info from the LA Times news blog:

Jerry Brown: Gay-marriage ban should be invalidated

It is the attorney general's duty to defend the state's laws, and after gay rights activists filed legal challenges to Proposition 8, which amended the Constitution to ban same-sex marriage, Brown said he planned to defend the proposition as enacted by the people of California.

But after studying the matter, he came to the conclusion that gay rights activists were correct in arguing that the proposition amounted to a constitutional revision, instead of a more limited amendment. "Proposition 8 must be invalidated because the amendment process cannot be used to extinguish fundamental constitutional rights without compelling justification," Brown said in a statement.

update: The AP is fleshing out the story a bit more. The three briefs filed today are: Strauss v. Horton, S168047; City and County of San Francisco v. Horton, S168078; and Tyler v. State of California, S168066.

Calif. AG urges court to void gay marriage ban

With many thanks to Cany, here's the link to the press release from the Attorney General's office: Attorney General Brown Urges California Supreme Court to Review Constitutionality of Proposition 8

The California Supreme Court is expected to hear the cases as soon as March.

Update2: Just to be clear, I am not a lawyer, nor have I ever claimed to be one. Anything I post is naught but my own opinion.

Originally posted to shayera on Fri Dec 19, 2008 at 05:43 PM PST.

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