Digital News Report- Since November, the debate has raged on in California between those in favor of Proposition 8 and those opposed to it. There have been numerous efforts to overturn the proposition and it even set to go before the Supreme Court next month. However, ProtectMarriage.com has now begun to urge legislative committees to shelve the resolutions before they make it to the Supreme Court.
“Proposition 8 was adopted with over a 600,000 vote margin, gaining approximately the same vote percentage as Barack Obama did nationally,” said Ron Prentice, Chairman of ProtectMarriage.com – Yes on 8, the campaign committee responsible for passage of the measure. “It passed in 42 out of California’s 58 counties, including the five largest counties in California. It is wrong for legislators to disrespect the vote of the people and attempt to substitute their values for the decision of over 7 million voters.”
Gay rights activists are expected to show up in Sacramento today in support of the resolutions. Hundreds of protests have taken place across the state since the proposition passed last November. According to KPCC’s Frank Stoltze, political activism in the gay community has surged as the court prepares to hear arguments in the case next month.
“Disrespecting the will of voters and wasting taxpayer resources on meaningless legislative resolutions are among the reasons that public approval of the Legislature has fallen to 15%, the lowest in history.” Prentice said. “We urge the Judiciary committees of the Assembly and Senate to shelve these inappropriate resolutions and return the Legislature’s attention to more appropriate work.”