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Friday, November 7, 2008

GRASS-ROOTS OPPOSITION TO PROP-8 EMERGES ON-LINE

San Diego -- A grass-roots effort is emerging on-line to influence the governor to do something about the evils of Prop-8, which will overturn the March state Supreme Court's ruling that legalizes gay marriages.

It's uncertain what, if anything, the governor can do; but it will demonstrate to him the continued importance of this issue.

By going to www.petitiononline.com/seg5130/petition.html, you can sign this two-page petition. It uses a Facts vs Fiction format to explain many of the major, false statements that were aired hundreds of times in TV ads just before the Nov. 4th election.

You only need to sign your name and e-mail address to be included in the petition.

So far, as of 10:30 a.m. today (11/7), at least a quarter-million Californians have added their names to the on-line petition. And, it just started hours ago.

Meanwhile, the effective Lambda Legal law firm of New York City and Los Angeles has filed a petition with the California Supreme Court challenging Prop-8 on equal-protection grounds. That is the same legal doctrine that dominated the Opinions of the high courts in Massachusetts, California and Connecticut.

An earlier story on this HillcrestBlog explained, in detail, how and why that petition might be successful. If the petition is accepted by the California Supreme Court, the implementation of Prop-8 (which doesn't become law until the election returns are certified by the secretary of state of California), could be delayed for many months.

Even if Prop-8 does become a part of the state's Constitution, it will NOT effect gay marriages already performed, and for reasons also explained in our earlier story.
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