The latest settlement agreements come less than a month after the Fair Political Practices Commission levied $49,000 in fines on the pro-Prop 8 committee, ProtectMarriage.com -- Yes on 8, for various reporting violations.
The Rev. Salvatore Cardileone, the bishop of Oakland whom the Pope picked as the next Archbishop of San Francisco, was arrested early Saturday in San Diego and accused of driving while under the influence.
This stunning new twist to the case will further complicate matters, since proponents of Proposition 8 have petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to review the decision of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold the lower court ruling that Proposition 8 was unconstitutional.
The high-powered legal team that successfully argued that California’s Proposition 8 is unconstitutional today asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reject the appeal, a decision would once again allow gay and lesbian couples to marry in the Golden State.
Prop 8 supporters file lengthy appeal raising a single question: whether the Constitution’s guarantee in the Fourteenth Amendment of legal equality prohibited California from “defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman.”
The Prop 8 Legal Defense Fund is soliciting supporters for an additional $2 million to defend Prop 8 before the U.S. Supreme Court, and claims that it’s already spent $10 million on efforts to prevent loving, committed same-sex couples from marrying.