Thursday, November 20, 2008
CA: Proposition 8 result will be reviewed by state supreme court
Jesse KcKinley writes on p A20, “National”, of the Nov. 20 New York Times, “Top Court In California Will Review Proposition 8.” As expected, the constitutionality of amending the constitution on an issue that affects “equal protection” will itself be tested before the state supreme court. The link is here. The reflexive (or recursive) constitutional challenge was expected.
While progressives often support referendums, the idea that one can deny others rights this way with a simple majority is dangerous.
On Nov. 15, Mc McKinley had written a Times story about the role of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, from stakes all over the country, in getting Proposition 8 passed.
Dr. Phil will take up gay marriage on his Nov. 21 show.