Opponents of marriage equality sue over ballot initiative description
July 30, 2008 at 10:52 AM
Opponents of marriage equality have promised to sue the state attorney general's office over a change in the description of Proposition 8. The proposition aims to eliminate the right of civil marriage for same-gender families. Supporters of the initiative are upset that the attorney general's office has described it as "eliminat[ing] the right of same-sex couples to marry". The language reflects the legal reality since the CA Supreme Court made its decision in "In Re Marriage Cases". Opponents of marriage equality claim the language is biased and "inherently argumentative and highly likely to create prejudice".
Prop. 8 backers sue to change ballot wording -- San Francisco Chronicle
California Prop 8 supporters to sue over blunt ballot langugage -- Pam's House Blend
California fundies sue over Prop 8 language change -- Bilerico Project
Don't believe everything you read (press release) -- Family Research Council (a far right-wing group which opposes marriage equality)