06 May '11, 10pm

Bill Giving Prop. 8 Backers Standing to Appeal Fails: In a small but interesting development, a bill that would

In a small but interesting development, a bill that would have granted supporters of the 2008 voter enacted same-sex marriage ban, Proposition 8, standing under state law to appeal a federal judge's August 2010 ruling that Prop. 8 is unconstitutional was defeated in senate committee this week. The Sacramento Bee reports that the Senate Judiciary Committee rejected the bill in a 3-2 party-line vote. Republican sponsor of the bill Senator Tom Harman, who introduced a similarly unsuccessful measure once before, said that the legislation was necessary to defend the will of the people: "California voters deserve to have their position defended when an initiative is challenged in court and the State refuses to defend it." While not specifically mentioning any one court case, the import of Senate Bill 5 was clear in that would have helped solidify the position of Proposition 8 su...

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