Calif Prop. 8 Lawsuits Draw 'Friends' Near And Far

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Labors unions, churches and advocacy groups spanning the ideological spectrum are weighing in on the effort to overturn California's ban on same-sex marriages.

Thursday was the deadline to file so-called friend-of-the court
briefs in the litigation seeking to overturn Proposition 8. The
measure passed in November with 52 percent of the vote.

Gay couples and half a dozen counties brought a series of cases
arguing the measure is unconstitutional and was improperly put
before voters.

At least 29 amicus briefs have been submitted to the California
Supreme Court. More than half of the interested parties, including
the California Labor Federation and the California Council of
Churches, are urging the court to strike down the measure.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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