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01/06/2009

To be brief: Prop 8 = wrong

by Jeremy Hooper

It was a day of gay briefs yesterday in California. But don't get too excited, tightie whitie fans -- we don't mean it was a day of queer boys dancing around in their Calvin Klein skivvies. You'll have to go to Queerty if you want to see that sort of thing.

No, no -- what we mean by "gay briefs" is that both sides in California's Proposition 8 battle, the pro-equality forces as well as the anti-gay team of unreasoned wrongs, filed legal briefs in which they made their case for why or why not the tyranny of a bare majority should be free to roll back civil rights. This brief snippet comes from the San Jose Mercury News:

Local governments, led by San Francisco and Santa Clara County, filed their latest opposition papers to Proposition 8, describing the voter-approved initiative as a "dark moment'' in California history. The brief is an attempt to refute the legal arguments of Proposition 8 backers as the Supreme Court weighs a challenge from government officials, civil rights groups and same-sex couples who are seeking the right to marry.
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Proposition 8 supporters, represented by former Whitewater prosecutor and Pepperdine law school dean Kenneth Starr, also responded with fresh legal arguments Monday, calling [Attorney General Jerry Brown's] argument an attempt to "declare a constitutional revolution.''

Another wave of legal arguments filed over California's Proposition 8 [Mercury News]

It's expected that in the next couple of weeks, both the right and the wrong sides will continue their back-and-forth paper battle until the sides have to file their final briefs (on or before 1/21). Though for us, the whole thing can really be summed up in this forthcoming brief, which was sent to us by a budding young lawyer/pizza chef:

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We couldn't agree more! Especially when there are a variety of cheeses (soy cheeses for the vegans), and they get all gooey and stick to the box. Yum!

Equal Love and round Italian pies: Stop denying the good things in life!

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