Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The State's Gay Workers Shouldn't Have to Promise to Defend a Document that Excludes Them

01/27/09 San Francisco Daily Journal [subscription required]: M. Katherine Baird Darmer is a Chapman University law professor who recently filed an amicus brief to invalidate Prop. 8. In this opinion article, she contends that Prop. 8, if upheld, would require California public employees who oppose it to "take an oath to a new Constitution that embodies discrimination." Gay and lesbian employees would be "forced to swear to uphold a Constitution that has enshrined second-class citizenship for themselves into the very fabric of the document that they are asked to support."

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