California voters: your voice doesn’t matter to Attorney General Jerry Brown
Posted by Liberty on December 21, 2008
“The California attorney general has changed his position on the state’s new same-sex marriage ban and is now urging the state Supreme Court to void Proposition 8.
In a dramatic reversal, Attorney General Jerry Brown filed a legal brief saying the measure that amended the California Constitution to limit marriage to a man and a woman is itself unconstitutional because it deprives a minority group of a fundamental right. Earlier, Brown had said he would defend the ballot measure against legal challenges from gay marriage supporters.”
Memo to Jerry Brown: California’s “ban” on same-sex marriage was about more than which marriages will be recognized by the State of California. It was also the common man’s pushback against judicial tyranny. A vote of the people is how these matters should be decided–it’s how more issues should be decided, in fact.
California’s voters spoke decisively [with a 52% majority] to affirm that only marriages between a man and a woman will be recognized by state government. They also made it clear that they would not accept radical policies forced upon them by activist judges. If Jerry Brown cares so much about the Constitution, perhaps he would recognize that creating law is not the function of the judicial branch of government.