The California Legislature is getting back into the Proposition 8 fight with a bill that would recognize possibly thousands of same-sex marriages performed outside of California before the measure was passed.

SB 54 , introduced late last week by Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, also would ensure that gay and lesbian couples who have married in other states or countries since Nov. 5 — when Prop 8 became official — receive all the rights and obligations opposite-sex California couples enjoy, with the exception of the designation of “marriage.”

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