So much for those pesky voters

California’s attorney general has changed his position on the state’s new same-sex marriage ban and is now joining forces with homosexual activists to overturn the results of Proposition 8.

In a dramatic reversal, Attorney General Jerry Brown filed a legal brief saying the measure that amended the California Constitution to limit marriage to a man and a woman is itself unconstitutional because it deprives a minority group of a fundamental right. Earlier, Brown had said he would defend the ballot measure against legal challenges from gay marriage supporters.

But Brown said he reached a different conclusion “upon further reflection and a deeper probing into all the aspects of our Constitution.

“It became evident that the Article 1 provision guaranteeing basic liberty, which includes the right to marry, took precedence over the initiative,” he said in an interview Friday night. “Based on my duty to defend the law and the entire Constitution, I concluded the court should protect the right to marry even in the face of the 52 percent vote.”

Brown, who served as governor from 1975 to 1983, is considering seeking the office again in 2010. After California voters passed Proposition 8 on Nov. 4, Brown said he personally voted against it but would fight to uphold it as the state’s top lawyer.

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5 Responses to So much for those pesky voters

  1. Jonathan says:

    The haughtiness of Jerry Brown is unparalled. Why have elections if they can be overturned at the whim of elected officials such as the AG or overreaching judges?

  2. Ajo Joe says:

    The “gay” activists are mad they didn’t get their way….in California, of all places. Does that make them less gay?

  3. Calypso says:

    If the court strikes down Proposition 8, a recall of the justices who vote against the people will be in order.

  4. Bill Whittington says:

    Sounds like A. G. Brown would be right at home on the Phx City Council. What voters?

  5. SherriAZ says:

    Since when did “liberty” mean the right to marry? I don’t for one second think that was what the Founding Fathers had in mind. The gays are out of control in this country and a ersounding smackdown to the ones pushing the agenda in California is WAY overdue. I’m tired of candlelight vigils, signs, speeches, etc. The votes are in, they lost, move on. Society on the whole does not want gay marriage and we aren’t going to put up with having it shoved down our throats. The backlash is coming….