Court: Brown and Schwarzenegger Don’t Have to Defend Prop 8

Jerry Brown and Arnold Schwarzenegger do not have to defend Prop 8 in federal court, a state appellate court ruled today, according to AP. The state court denied a motion by a conservative legal group that sought to force California’s attorney general and governor to defend the anti-gay-marriage law in a federal appellate case. The conservative group had argued that Brown and Schwarzenegger have no right to pick and choose what state laws to uphold. Both men have said they believe Prop 8 violates the US Constitution.

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