Court keeps anti-gay marriage initiative on ballot
Posted on July 22, 2008
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Meeting in closed session, the court denied a petition calling for the removal of the initiative, Proposition 8, on the grounds it was a constitutional revision that only the Legislature or a constitutional convention could place before voters. Gay rights lawyers also argued that petitions circulated to get the measure on the ballot inaccurately summarized its effect.
The court, meeting at its regular weekly conference, denied the petition without comment in a brief order.
Proposition 8 would limit marriage to opposite-sex couples. The California Supreme Court, in a 4-3 decision, struck down a ban on same-sex marriage on May 15, and same-sex couples began marrying last month. Court keeps anti-gay marriage initiative on ballot
Los Angeles Times, CA
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