Jason Howard Green

Jason Howard Green

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

I Heart Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris, Attorney General for the great state of California, has requested that the state immediately reinstate same-sex marriages. This requests comes on the heels of President Obama announcig that his administrationwill not be defending DOMA in the courts. The brief was filed today with the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

According to Harris, “both by the United States Attorney General’s conclusion that classifications based on sexual orientation cannot survive constitutional scrutiny and by this Court’s certification order to the California Supreme Court, which seriously questions the Court’s jurisdiction to decide the merits of the case.”

Harris defended her action by stating that Prop 8 proponents will not suffer any harm or injury should gay couples be allowed to marry. According to the Advocate, Harris has been a long time champion of same-gender marriage equality.

In her plea to the court, she states, "For 845 days, Proposition 8 has denied equality under law to gay and lesbian couples,” Harris said in her statement. “Each and every one of those days, same-sex couples have been denied their right to convene loved ones and friends to celebrate marriages sanctioned and protected by California law. Each one of those days, loved ones have been lost, opportunities have been missed, and justice has been denied.”

You can read her full letter to the court here.

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