Jerry Brown urges court to void Prop. 8
By LISA LEFF
The Associated Press
Published: Friday, Dec. 19, 2008
SAN FRANCISCO -- California Attorney General Jerry Brown has changed
his position with respect to the state's new same-sex marriage ban
and is now urging the state Supreme Court to void Proposition 8.
Brown filed a brief Friday saying the measure, which amended the
California Constitution to limit marriage to a man and a woman, is
itself unconstitutional because it deprives gay couples of a
After California voters passed Proposition 8 on Nov. 4, Brown
initially said he would fight to uphold the ballot initiative in his
role as attorney general, even though he personally voted against it.
He submitted his brief in one of the three legal challenges to
Proposition 8 brought by same-sex marriage supporters.