Friday, September 12, 2008

Feinstein Opposes Prop 8 AND (Maybe) Endorses Marriage Equality

The following statement by California's senior United States Senator Dianne Feinstein has just gone out on the Internets...

“Proposition 8 would eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry in California. I oppose it as a matter of equality and fairness.

The right to marry is fundamental. It provides social stability, economic equality, and the ability to make decisions for a spouse in a time of crisis.

If Proposition 8 were to pass, not only would it eliminate the right to marry for gay and lesbian couples, but it would also create a complicated legal quagmire for those who have exercised this right under the California Constitution, as adjudicated by the Supreme Court of the State.

The views of Californians on this issue have changed over time, and as a State, I believe we should uphold the ability of our friends, neighbors, and co-workers who are gay and lesbian to enter into the contract of marriage.

I urge Californians to oppose Proposition 8.”

There had been a notable lack of comment from the Feinstein camp on the California marriage decision, Proposition 8 and marriage equality in general. It's good to see that she has come out publicly in favor of the good guys, but, I for one will not vote for her again (I didn't vote for her in 2006) not even if she runs for Governor in 2010. I want to see a real progressive champion as Governor, like Gavin Newsom or Antonio Villaraigosa.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

She is totally useless and should just change to the GOP which she is as much a part of as Bush.

And, how she has duped the voters of Cali for so long is amazing, oh yeah, endless money to smear anyone who runs against her.


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