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Guilty gay rights activist thoughts--

Is it really worth the legal battle *right now* to overthrow Prop 8? It was just passed. Granted, it's a typically odious law that might not have passed without millions of dollars being pumped into it from out of state. But is immediately following the passage of a law *by popular vote* with legal challenges the best idea? It'd be nice to find someone who was well-informed, but didn't have an agenda on this one, and talk to them.

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herefox
Mar. 2nd, 2009 04:29 pm (UTC)
The legal battle that's being fought, when I last looked anyway, is one that needs to be fought now because it's invalidating the way that the measure was put up for vote to begin with. That sort of argument loses power the longer the law is on the books. (basically the argument at the heart of the current court battle is that since the ban actually removed a right from a group of people that the measure needed approval of the legislature before even being put on the ballot. And if it shouldn't have been on the ballot the fact then it shouldn't have been voted on/passed)
spottylogic
Mar. 2nd, 2009 04:39 pm (UTC)
Oh. That, I didn't know! Thanks :) That helps me understand the situation a bit better.

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