Sen. Barbara Boxer talks about the "nightmare" of yesterday's ruling on Prop 8 and predicts California will be in another contentious initiative battle to repeal it.
“If you read the California constitution, it basically says that everyone has equal rights and equal protection under the laws, so I don’t know why they (the Calif. supreme court) went this way,” said Boxer, a Democrat who has represented the state in the U.S. Senate since 1993. “But the fact is, they did it because of Prop 8, and we’re going to have to have another battle in California.”
I have an idea as to why the court ruled as it did. Because their jobs were threatened. And I'm not the only one who thinks what they did was contradictory.
U.S. House Speaker and California Rep. Nancy Pelosi also chimed in yesterday, calling the ruling "deeply disappointing."
"I have long fought for equality for all of California's families and will strongly support efforts to restore marriage equality in California, so it can join the ranks of states such as Iowa and Vermont,” said the California Democrat.
Maybe this will be a wake up call for her. Having stated earlier that repealing DOMA was not a priority, hopefully Pelosi has been reminded of the horrible effects of discrimination and inequality.
California Gov. Schwarzenegger talked to Jay Leno on the Tonight Show last night about Prop 8.
Thanks, Arnold. Would've been nice if you hadn't vetoed the marriage equality legislation that hit your desk. We could've avoided this whole damn mess. You're a pal!