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Jerry Brown Says Prop. 8 Should Remain In Effect, for Now

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Posted on Nov 17, 2008
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Is Jerry Brown just doing his job, or is he trying to be all things to all Californians? The attorney general said in a statement that the state’s high court should review the recently passed gay marriage ban, but until then, “... The public interest would be better served by allowing Proposition 8 to remain in effect ... .”

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Los Angeles Times:

Brown, whose office is supposed to defend the initiative, said the lawsuits raised issues of statewide importance that should be addressed by the state’s highest court.

“But, due to the potential uncertainty that may be caused in important legal relationships by a temporary stay, the public interest would be better served by allowing Proposition 8 to remain in effect while expediting briefing,” Brown’s office said.

Opponents of Proposition 8 argue that it was a sweeping constitutional revision, which can be put on the ballot only by the Legislature, instead of a more limited constitutional amendment, as supporters contend.

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By troublesum, November 18, 2008 at 1:19 pm Link to this comment

Moonbeam is Obama’s kind of guy isn’t he?  Maybe a little too 70’s but the “all things to all people” fits.

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By troublesum, November 18, 2008 at 1:14 pm Link to this comment

Governor-mayor-attorney general moonbeam tries to keep everyone happy.

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By Da Bronx, November 18, 2008 at 7:48 am Link to this comment
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Typical Knee-jerk reaction by ignorant folks who have little understanding of how the law works.

By allowing the temporary statute to remain in effect, Brown advocates leaving the door open for more individual suits.

I suit may not be filed while the law is under suspension or during a temporary stay. 

Of course he can’t say that.

Brown may be a liberal, but he was never a revolutionary.

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By Mayponce, November 17, 2008 at 9:21 pm Link to this comment

And to think I supported this chump in the 92’ primary.

Jerry Brown is a drug war supporting, prison industrial complex bought and paid for goofball.

Calling the man a ‘liberal’ is quite a stretch, but ‘spineless, complaint Democratic sellout’ describes him quite well.

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By nrobi, November 17, 2008 at 7:06 pm Link to this comment

Why in G-d’s name, is Jerry Brown, the liberal of all liberals stating for the record that Prop. 8 should remain in force while it is being contested?
I thought that he of all people, would understand the need for tolerance and respect in the United States.
Why oh why, do those who proclaim themselves liberals, do away with those who dissent from the norm?
We must take back the pride in being liberal and tolerant of other people. In no way does the person, Jerry Brown, represent the liberal ideology of tolerance and respect for all people and he should be ashamed of the fact that he cannot represent all of the people of California.

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