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Calif. AG: Gay Marriage Constitutional Amendment is Unconstitutional | ABA Journal – Law News Now

Posted in human rights, political by indiegoddess on December 22, 2008

In an about-face, California Attorney General Jerry Brown is asking the state supreme court to overturn a voter-approved constitutional amendment that bans gay marriage in the state.

Brown argues that “the amendment process cannot be used to extinguish fundamental constitutional rights without compelling justification,” the Los Angeles Times reports. He says the right to marry is an “inalienable right” under the state Constitution’s protections for liberty and privacy, and a majority vote cannot override such rights.

Brown argued that the authors of the state Constitution did not intend “to put a group’s right to enjoy liberty to a popular vote,” the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

via Calif. AG: Gay Marriage Constitutional Amendment is Unconstitutional | ABA Journal – Law News Now.

H/T to Katie for the Tweet. Go Jerry Brown!

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