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Prop 8 DAY of Decision this Tuesday May 26
The California Supreme Court will announce its decision on Proposition 8 Tuesday, May 26th.
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CALL TO ACTION!
-- The court upholds Prop 8, and invalidates the 18,000 same-sex marriage licenses that California already issued;
-- The court upholds Prop 8, but upholds the 18,000 same-sex marriages already performed
-- The court rejects Proposition 8 and says that same-sex couples are entitled to the marriage rights that heterosexual couples already have.
SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA
The Supreme Court has indicated that the filing of a written opinion in the following case(s)
is forthcoming. At the filing time designated below, the filed opinion(s) will be accessible at the
judicial branch web site (http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov) and copies will be made available at the Supreme
Court Clerk’s Office.
[Generally, the description set out with regard to each case is reproduced from the original news release
issued when review in the matter was granted, and is provided for the convenience of the public and the
press. The description does not necessarily reflect the view of the court, or define the specific issues
that will be addressed by the court.]
STRAUSS et al. v. HORTON (HOLLINGSWORTH et al, Interveners)
TYLER et al. v. STATE OF CALIFORNIA et al. (HOLLINGSWORTH et al,
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO et al. v. HORTON
(HOLLINGSWORTH et al. , Interveners)
Argued in San Francisco 3-05-09
The court issued an order to show cause in Strauss, Tyler, and City and County of
San Francisco directing the parties to brief and argue the following issues: (1) Is
Proposition 8 invalid because it constitutes a revision of, rather than an amendment to,
the California Constitution? (See Cal. Const., art. XVIII, §§ 1–4.) (2) Does Proposition
8 violate the separation of powers doctrine under the California Constitution? (3) If
Proposition 8 is not unconstitutional, what is its effect, if any, on the marriages of same-
sex couples performed before the adoption of Proposition 8?
Opinions in the above cases will be filed on:
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 10:00 a.m.