Monday, July 27, 2009

History Is on My Side, Says California Supreme Court Justice Carlos Moreno, Who Voted Against Gay-Marriage Ban

07/27/09 The Recorder (source: ADF Alliance Alert):

Carlos Moreno stood alone in May when he dissented from the decision upholding Proposition 8 [Strauss v. Horton, 46 Cal.4th 364]. But the California Supreme Court justice says history will prove him right -- that denying gays and lesbians the right to marry is illegal discrimination. Someday at some point my dissent will be the majority view in California," he said during an interview in his San Francisco chambers late Wednesday. "I think that's where the law is headed." "Equal protection is either equal or it's not," he added. "It's not the kind of thing you can chip away at ... It's uncertain whether or not the principles the court upheld [in the Prop 8 ruling] will be extended to other groups. But it's a possibility."
As the ADF Alliance Alert points out,
The article mentions that Justice Moreno is up for a 2010 retention vote along with Chief Justice Ronald George and Justice Ming Chin.

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