New Democratic Supermajority Could Put Prop 8 Repeal on Ballot

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  • Published: Monday, 19 November 2012 17:23
  • Written by Scott


prop8.2California Senate President Darrell Steinberg is open to putting an initiative on the ballot asking voters to repeal Proposition 8, the state’s gay marriage ban.

“Depending upon what the Supreme Court might or might not do with Proposition 8,” Steinberg told The Sacramento Bee, “in coalition with stakeholders and the gay and lesbian leadership, if it were appropriate and necessary to put repeal of Prop. 8 on the ballot with our two-thirds supermajority, I would be open to that.”

A federal court’s ruling declaring the 2008 voter-approved measure unconstitutional has been appealed to the Supreme Court. The high court is expected to decide later this month whether it will hear the case. If the court refuses the case, then the weddings of gay and lesbian couples could resume in California.