In another satisfying blow to Proposition 8’s sponsors, California’s attorney general Kamala Harris filed an amicus brief to the state Supreme Court saying that “only public officials exercising the executive power of government have authority to represent the state when laws passed by voters or the Legislature are challenged.” What that means is that only Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and then Attorney General Jerry Brown had the legal standing as the state’s executive officers to defend Prop 8 in courts. But since they opted not to, no one else has the standing to do so, despite opposition claims that they have a vested interest in protecting the anti-gay law.
Kamala says, “California law affords an initiative’s proponents no right to defend the validity of a successful initiative measure based only on their role in launching an initiative process,” Harris wrote. The state supreme court will decide if the sponsors have standing to intervene. If they do not, the lower court ruling overturning Proposition 8 will stand. Oh well. Maybe the H8ers will be able to prove that Judge Walker Vaughn was too gay to rule fairly in the case. And maybe they’ll also be able to spin hay into gold!
So… “tells Prop 8 supporters to STFU…” is this the new, more newsy, less snarky Queerty? This issue is too important to be so flippant about.
The headline is insulting and stupid. I would expect it to be from some right wing websites.
Looking at multiple comments across multiple articles I can’t help but feel that there some serious Queerty haters out there who will hate everything Queerty says and does no matter how good or bad it is.
I like their witty and often irreverent headlines, I don’t agree with every opinion of every writer but I don’t feel the need to ‘hate on them’ all the time either.
Give it a rest bitches!
You guys don’t need to be so “cutesy” about everything. Really. This is an important issue and it doesn’t need to be spiced up. It just makes the site look stupid and like you’re trying to hard.
It’s a new day on Queerty – act like it please!
I knew there was a reason I voted for her!
I’m going to swim against the tide & say that the headline was fine.
And Ms. Harris is on the right side of history on this issue. Generations from now, students will ask their teachers why marriage equality was such a struggle. And the teacher will have to explain that it’s similar to why women weren’t allowed to vote back in the day: ignorance and prejudice.
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