14 November 2008

Civil Rights Groups Petition California Supreme Court to Stop Enactment of Proposition 8

Keith Kamisugi of the Equal Justice Society has published a press release describing how multiple civil rights groups are petitioning the California Supreme Court to stop the enactment of Proposition 8.

Put simply, the constitutional law of equal protection strongly trumps any simple majority vote which intends to strip away rights from a minority group.

The idea of civil unions with all the same rights but without the governmental recognition of the word "marriage" for same-sex couples smacks of the "separate but equal" racial divisiveness from decades past. 

Protecting equality is of far greater concern than any rhetorically weak notion of "protecting" marriage.