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More lawmakers join the legal fight for gay marriage

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FLLewis/ A Writer’s Groove – Burbank

If supporters of Proposition 8 thought a win at the ballot box on November 4 would end the debate over gay marriage, well they are facing a tough reality today. It ain’t over. Now the battle is being waged on two fronts; in the streets and in the California Supreme Court.

Yesterday, The Los Angeles County  Board of Supervisors voted to join the legal fight against Proposition 8. The measure would amend the California constitution to restrict marriage to “a man and a woman.”

The city of Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Santa Clara County have filed a lawsuit with the state high court challenging the legality of Proposition 8. The Los Angeles Board of Sups are now part of that lawsuit. Other suits were filed with the high court last week by a number of parties hoping to overturn the controversial initiative.

Meanwhile, the demonstrations and protests against Proposition 8 continue. Last night, dozens of protesters converged on the Mormon temple on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Los Angeles. Some gay activists have criticized the Mormon Church for pouring tons of money into the Yes on Proposition 8 campaign.

Proposition 8 passed with a vote of 52 percent to 48 percent. On the day after Election Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Registrar-Record/County Clerk’s office stopped issuing same-sex marriage licenses.

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