Main | Tuesday, September 06, 2011

NCLR's Kate Kendell On Prop 8 Hearing

"It would be an unthinkable blow to California’s democratic system of government if the handful of individuals who sponsored Prop 8 could make decisions for the entire state. Today’s arguments raised critical questions affecting the future of all groups who may be targeted by unconstitutional ballot initiatives, and the California Supreme Court’s decision will determine whether our state can be held hostage by special interests with no accountability to the public. We are hopeful that the Court will affirm that a handful of private citizens representing only their own narrow interests cannot usurp the role of the duly elected officials of the state of California." - National Center for Lesbian Rights head Kate Kendell, in a press release about today's Prop 8 hearing.

NOTE: I watched the entire thing. Judging by the way the justices grilled Ted Olson, I'm inclined to think they will grant standing to Protect Marriage.

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