Thank you, Jerry Brown, for standing up for constitutional democracy

Posted on: Mon, 12/22/2008 - 11:29 By: Tom Swiss

At the Huffington Post, Jeffrey Feldman reports how the bigots behind Proposition 8 are demanding that the California Supreme Court nullify the 18,000 same-sex marriages that went through before the ballot initiative - and how that state's Attorney General Jerry Brown is sticking up for the notion of constitutional government, asking the court to invalidate the Proposition 8 because it "deprives people of the right to marry, an aspect of liberty that the Supreme Court has concluded is guaranteed by the California Constitution...Proposition 8 must be invalidated because the amendment process cannot be used to extinguish fundamental constitutional rights without compelling justification."

Thank you , Jerry Brown. The will of the majority of voters cannot remove citizens' basic rights, such as equal protection under the law.