After hearing conflicting and often emotional testimony about who deserves the last say on the marriage question, the Assembly Judiciary Committee voted 7-3 in favor of a resolution stating that citizens lacked the authority to put the gay marriage ban directly to voters.Now, if you are inclined to pray, please pray for California for other reasons. The Republican minority is driving the state over the cliff for pure ideology and refuses to vote for a budget compromise. The one senator who is the swing vote wont' do it unless they promise a change in rules that would make his seat safer.
The Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments for March 5 on a series of lawsuits seeking to overturn Proposition 8. The suits say the ballot measure was improperly enacted and is itself unconstitutional because it singles out a minority group for discrimination. ... The resolution goes next to the full Assembly. The state Senate is scheduled to consider a companion measure in coming weeks.
If you're in California, call State Senator Abel Maldonaldo (916) 651-4015 and ask him why he hates the Golden State.