Jerry Brown Says “Thwart The Will Of Californians”

So, the Democrat mantra is “count every vote! Direct Democracy!” But, doesn’t mean they actually will implement the will of the voters

California Attorney General Jerry Brown changed course on the state’s new same-sex marriage ban Friday and urged the state Supreme Court to void Proposition 8.

In a dramatic reversal, 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.”

Well, holy carp, Batman!, but California’s Declaration of Rights is freaking huge, and I guess “persuing…happiness” can fit in with Jerry’s model, but, like with abortion, nowhere does it say that anyone has the right to a church marriage. My question is, who paid him? Who got to him?

Prop 8 is just an inconvenient example of The People voting and deciding an issue for the Democrats. Now, if the vote had been the other way, they would be crowing about it, and saying “The People have Spoken! It’s over! Moveon, neocons! You lost!” Now we get to see what happens with all the litigation coming from what The People voted to abolish.

In related Prop 8 news,

A new war of words over gay marriage erupted on Friday as the sponsors of Proposition 8 asked the California Supreme Court to nullify the marriages of the estimated 18,000 same-sex couples who exchanged vows before voters last month approved the ballot initiative that outlawed gay unions.

That should send some folks in to apoplexy.

Just for reference, I could almost really care less about the whole gay marriage issue. If forced to vote, I would vote against gay marriage, but, I do think they should be allowed civil unions. This is America, and, if it doesn’t harm me or someone else, why would I stop someone from doing most things? Yes, there is a line, of course.

Don Surber:

Jerry Brown to black and Latino voters: Screw you.

Let’s get down to what’s going down in California.

White voters overwhelmingly favor gay marriage.

Black and Latino voters overwhelmingly do not.

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3 Responses to “Jerry Brown Says “Thwart The Will Of Californians””

  1. Impeach Jerry Brown…

    When your obligation under the state constitution is to defend the laws of the state — and any constitutional amendments passed by the people of your state — your duty should be pretty clear. Unfortunately, California Attorney General Jerry Brown……

  2. Duncan says:

    I think it is funny that Dems and libs are all for “democracy” until said democracy doesn’t vote the way they want. Then its mob rule.

    Gabriel Malor, over at Ace’s, has a great breakdown on the anti-Prop 8 crowds arguments to void Prop 8. Unfortunately, they don’t hold water, mainly because Prop 8 was not a new law, but a Constitutional Amendment that the Supreme Court of California just can’t void. Allowing a Supreme Court to void legally passed amendments to their governing documents is not a precedent you want to be set, because then the constitution doesn’t amount to a hill of beans.

    The gay marriage movement went the route of the courts to force their lifestyle upon the citizens of California. The citizens of California were thwarted by the state courts in California everytime they tried to legally fight back. So when the anti-Prop 8 crowd is thwarted by a majority of the citizens of California, well, them’s the breaks.

  3. Unfortunately, I can see the will of the people of California being thwarted again. The anti-Prop 8 folks will find some judge or folks in the legislature who will blow them off.

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