Monday was a busy day for legal filings in California’s fight to strike down Proposition 8.
Six major lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender legal and advocacy organizations all filed briefs with California courts March 1 including California State Attorney General, Kamala Harris.
Harris’s seven-page motion to the Night Circuit Court of Appeals asked the Court to permanently vacate the District Court’s earlier order to stay a decision that found Proposition 8 unconstitutional. With the stay in place Proposition 8 is still being enforced, prohibiting same-sex couples from marrying.
Now, six months later Harris wrote, “Since then, events have demonstrated if the stay ever was justified, it is no longer,” stating supporters of Prop. 8, “have been utterly unable to demonstrate that injury would befall them in the absence of a stay…”
Harris continues to argue that because the stay continues, plaintiffs’ due prose and equal protection rights have continued to be violated, perpetuating unconstitutional discrimination. Continue reading