California Attorney General Kamala Harris Files Amicus On Prop 8 – Enough is Enough

California’s attorney general Kamala Harris id standing up for LGBT rights and gay marriage again as today she  filed an amicus brief to the California state Supreme Court saying that “only public officials exercising the executive power of government have authority to represent the state when laws passed by voters or the Legislature are challenged.”  Which means that that only Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and then Attorney General Jerry Brown had the only legal standing to defend Prop 8 and since they decided not to, no one else has the right to, despite claims that they have a “vested interest” in protecting the anti-gay marriage law.

“California law affords an initiative’s proponents no right to defend the validity of a successful initiative measure based only on their role in launching an initiative process,” Harris said. 

The Prop 8 decision has been dragged on for years now.  It’s time for the decision that that lower court ruling overturning Proposition 8 stands and for justice to be served

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Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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