Friday, 18 November 2011 17:54

California Supreme Court Allows Anti-Gay Marriage Group To Appeal

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Bad news in California, the Supreme Court ordered that ProtectMarriage could defend in appeal proposition 8 in a federal court.

The court indicates that it does not have anything to do with gay marriage:

"The resolution of this procedural question does not turn on the substance of the particular initiative measure at issue, but rather on the purpose and integrity of the initiative process itself," Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakueye wrote.

"We disagree profoundly with the California Supreme Court’s holding that a handful of unelected initiative sponsors have the power to represent the interests of the entire public and to override the decisions of the state’s elected executive officers," said Kate Kendell, executive director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights.

"We hope the 9th Circuit will issue its decision soon and hasten the day when this damaging law is off the books," she added.