December 20, 2008

Moonbeam has a change of heart

Former (flaky) Governor and current Attorney General Jerry Brown has apparently reversed his position on supporting the will of the state's voters, who approved Proposition 8, banning gay marriage:

Brown, whose job it is to defend state laws and who earlier said he would support the amendment, argued yesterday that the framers of the state constitution never intended "to put a group's right to enjoy liberty to a popular vote."

The court is expected to hear the case in March.

"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.

Um, I'm sorry, Jerry, but until a bare majority of the State Supreme Court recently decided that same-sex couples could be married, they never had the "fundamental constitutional right" to claim that status. It's been tried in the legislature several times, and it's failed.

And now that the issue has been rejected by the people of the state—ironically, through means pressed through by the Progressive movement—you're working against the will of the people of the Bluest of Blue states.

Our California AG is telling us that democracy is fine, I guess, as long as you get your way. Otherwise...

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