Sacramento, CA — According to the Associated Press forty-four members of the California Legislature have filed a friend-of-the-court brief in support of one of the three lawsuits seeking to invalidate Proposition 8.
The brief argues that the gay marriage ban improperly usurped the state Supreme Court´s duty to protect minority groups from discrimination.
Proposition 8 overturned the court´s May decision that legalized same-sex marriage.
Only 16 of California´s 58 counties voted NO on Prop. 8 but many of those fell in the heavily populated coastal region. For example San Francisco and Marin counties both totaled a 75 percent NO vote.
Tuolumne County finished with a 62 percent YES vote while Calaveras County had a 63 percent YES vote.
The total vote count with all 25,423 state precincts reporting was 5,769, 939 YES and 5,266,794 NO.
Click THE 44 for a list of the 44 legislators who have filed the friend-of-the-court brief or review the list below …
Presient Pro Tempore Don Perata
President Pro Tempore-Elect Darrell Steinberg
Alan S. Lowenthal
STATE ASSEMBLY MEMBERS
Speaker of the Assembly Karen Bass
Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez
Jim Beal, Jr.
Anna M. Caballero
Kevin de Leon
Mark De Saulnier
Edward P. Hernandez
Lloyd E. Levine
Anthony J. Portantino
Sandre R. Swanson
Written by Bill Johnson