Legal groups and three city attorneys asked the California Supreme Court on Wednesday to invalidate Proposition 8, arguing that the voter-approved ban on gay marriage is a constitutional revision that should have been processed through the Legislature, not the ballot box. The lawsuit throws the hot-potato issue of same-sex unions back to the high court -- and it snares Chief Justice Ronald George in a political vise as his scheduled 2010 retention election approaches.
Prop 8 puts squeeze on Calif. chief justice
November 6, 2008
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