It's incredibly rare for the state not to defend an existing law in court, but that is exactly what happened in the federal case against Prop. 8. Governor Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Jerry Brown could have put the state's high-powered lawyers and resources behind Prop. 8 by defending it in court. Instead, they chose to keep the state out of the case.
Join Equality California in calling on Meg Whitman and Steve Cooley to state on the record that they will refuse to defend Prop. 8 in court, if elected. Let them know that, if they choose to stand on the side of bigotry, they can expect us to oppose them vehemently with our votes and our checkbooks.
Jerry Brown and Kamala Harris have pledged not to defend Prop. 8 going forward if elected governor and attorney general.
Demand that Meg Whitman and Steve Cooley do the same - Tell them: don't defend Prop. 8 and don't spend taxpayer dollars to do it.
Will you support this week's historic ruling in the federal case against Prop. 8? Or will you defend Prop. 8 in federal court and help to keep discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in California's Constitution?
I'm writing to ask you to stand for equality. Please publicly confirm that, if elected, you will not defend Prop. 8 in federal court. If you support Prop. 8, know that I will vote for your opponents and support them with my time, energy and donations.
All loving couples in California are equal and must be treated as such. Please, stand up for equality.