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California: small but important victory at hand for backers of traditional marriage?

September 07, 2011

After Proposition 8 (the 2008 ballot measure in which California voters recognized marriage as the union of a man and a woman) was declared unconstitutional, then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and then-Attorney General Jerry Brown (both Catholic) refused to appeal the ruling.

The justices of the California Supreme Court, at a September 7 hearing, hinted strongly that they will declare that the initiative’s sponsors have the standing to appeal the ruling. “Is there any authority for the governor and attorney general to second-guess the majority of Californians?” Justice Ming Chin asked.

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