California Assembly Committee Passes Resolution Opposing Prop 8

Yesterday, the California Assembly Judiciary Committee passed a resolution on Proposition 8, calling the measure an improper revision to the state constitution:

Ammiano“Today the members of the Assembly Judiciary Committee passed House Resolution 5 (Ammiano, D-San Francisco) by a vote of 7 to 3, which resolves that the Assembly opposes the implementation of Prop 8. H.R. 5 states that Prop 8 is an improper revision of the California Constitution. ‘I am proud of my colleagues and their unequivocal support of equal treatment for all Californians. This resolution speaks directly to the fundamental rights of same-sex couples to have equal protection under the Constitution, rights that cannot be taken away by popular vote. I am confident that the Assembly will support the repeal of Proposition 8 and confirm the basic rights of all Californians,’ said Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco), author of HR 5.”

A similar resolution, authored by Mark Leno, has been introduced in California’s senate. The Supreme court is scheduled to hear arguments on the legality of Proposition 8 on March 5.