Wednesday, August 3, 2005

He Calls Them as He Sees Them

Sponsors of an initiative to amend the California state Constitution to ban both same-sex marriage and rights for domestic partners filed a lawsuit Tuesday to force changes in the ballot's official title and summary. Apparently, the groups didn't like that the Attorney General of CA (His name is Lockyer) called the initiative: Marriage. Elimination of Domestic Partnership Rights. Which is exactly what the initiative will do, eliminate domestic partnership rights currently available in the state.

Sponsors of the initiative want to call it the Voters' Right to Protect Marriage Initiative and make no mention of the removal of existing rights. Of course, Mathew Staver of Liberty Counsel (This is the man and the group that tried to elevate the Mass SJC's decision on marriage equality to the Supreme court but was denied) is representing the anti-gay groups.

Lockyer spokesman Tom Dresslar said the summary accurately describes the measure's repeal of laws.

"The attorney general is charged with writing ballot titles and summaries that accurately tell voters what measures would do,'' Dresslar said. "We're not here to further the campaigns of either side.''

I'm sort of surprised that the Liberty Counsel is not representing David Parker. Both of them LOVE publicity. I guess David Parker's case doesn't affect enough homosexuals.