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California Should Vote No On Justice Carol Corrigan For Anti-Gay Votes

October 10, 2018

There are so many races of import come the mid-terms in November.   Gay Americans have a stake in many of them.  One of those races is for the California Supreme Court.  Justice Carol Corrigan must be defeated.

There is no way to defend her actions.

In 2000, Prop 22 passed which defined marriage in California as between one man and one woman.

In 2006, thanks to the leadership of then-Mayor of San Francisco Gavin Newsom the matter ended up in the courts.  A trial court threw out the gender requirements, and then a series of cases went to the California Supreme Court which came to be known as the “Marriage Cases.” In a 4-3 ruling, Carol Corrigan issued a dissent saying she supported marriage equality, but that it should be decided by proposition.

The 4-3 decision temporarily legalized marriage equality in California and 18,000 couples got married.  Then, Prop 8 happened.

It was then that Justice Corrigan ruled in favor of sustaining Prop 8 as the law of the land.  simply unacceptable.

Corrigan voted twice against marriage equality and she took a misguided position in the second case which eventually took the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn in 2015.

As a result of her legal rulings against the civil rights of the LGBT community this is more than enough cause to not retain her as an Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court.

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