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California’s Proposition 8 Decision Scheduled for May 26

The California Supreme Court has announced that its decision in the challenge to Proposition 8 (California’s marriage amendment) will be issued on Tuesday, May 26. This is the case in which activist groups are arguing that the amendment is a substantial revision of the state’s constitution so the California Legislature should have had to approve it before voters did; and the attorney general is arguing that it’s not a revision, but that redefining marriage is a right so fundamental that voters cannot even amend their state constitution to preclude it. This is a chance for the Court to step away from the brink.


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