Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Prop. 8 forces seek divorce from Jerry Brown

Prop. 8 forces seek divorce from Jerry Brown:
"Backers of California's ban on same-sex marriage, facing a discrimination suit in federal court, are taking some pretrial swipes at Attorney General Jerry Brown, accusing him of colluding with plaintiffs in the case while nominally representing the state.

As California's top law enforcement officer, Brown is technically a defendant in the suit by two same-sex couples challenging Proposition 8, the November ballot measure that amended the state Constitution to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman. But Brown refused to defend Prop. 8 before the state Supreme Court and has told a federal judge he considers the measure unconstitutional.

That's not the only reason Prop. 8's sponsors have asked Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker in San Francisco to reclassify Brown as a plaintiff in the case. They say the attorney general and the plaintiffs' lawyers have given each other advance notice of their arguments without telling anyone else."

They're so loyal, aren't they?

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