Breaking news from California on Proposition 8. The Yes on 8 campaign petitions the California Supreme Court to "nullify" the marriages of the estimated 18,000 gay and lesbian couples who legally married before voters approved the referendum that outlawed gay unions. The Sacramento Bee reports:
The campaign filed a brief arguing that because the new law holds that only marriages between a man and a woman are recognized or valid in California, the state can no longer recognize the existing same-sex unions.
"Proposition 8's brevity is matched by its clarity. There are no conditional clauses, exceptions, exemptions or exclusions," reads the brief co-written by Pepperdine University law school dean Kenneth Starr, the former independent counsel who investigated President Bill Clinton.
The campaign submitted the document in response to three lawsuits seeking to invalidate Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment adopted last month that overruled the court's decision in May that briefly legalized gay marriage in the nation's most populous state.
Attorney General Jerry Brown also filed his brief with the California Supreme Court today. Brown argues Proposition 8 should be invalidated. Brown changed his position as he previously stated "he would fight to uphold the initiative in his role as attorney general, even though he personally voted against it."
This would be the first time in history the state has been asked to forcibly divorce couples who were legally married. Doesn't sound very Christian, imho. The only silver lining here is that sex-obsessed Ken Starr is the lead counsel on this motion. Hopefully his losing streak will continue.