Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Update: CA resolution passes Assembly committee

From The SF Chronicle:
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.

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.
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.

If you're in California, call State Senator Abel Maldonaldo (916) 651-4015 and ask him why he hates the Golden State.

3 comments:

James said...

Excellent news about the resolutions!!

As for the other bit; It's really "komish" that a special election was held wheraein Arnold stated he would solve our budget problems. We are in the worst mess in our history and he doesn't want to work with the democrats. We need another special election to throw the Austrian out on his rear.

By the way, the word verification for this post is worsten. LOL

JCF said...

Tonight at mass (St. James, Albion, MI), my priest and I---Native Californians, both---offered up our prayers for the (Out of) Golden State.

[The chances of me getting a job in my homestate right now, are about Slim&None---just like where I live, in Michigan! >:-0]

Tom Sramek, Jr. said...

To be fair to Arnold, it isn't he that is holding the budget process up--it's the State Senate Republicans.