Sponsors of California gay marriage ban sue state AG over bill description

[JURIST] The sponsors of a proposed amendment to the California constitution that would ban gay marriage [advocacy website] sued California Attorney General Bill Lockyer [official website] on Tuesday, alleging that his summary of the measure [initiative text] prepared by the state for signature-gathering petitions is biased. Lockyer changed the name of the bill [JURIST report] from the proposed "The Voters' Right to Protect Marriage Act" to "Marriage. Elimination of Domestic Partnership Rights" and also stressed that the act would not just define marriage as between a man and a woman but also eliminate rights given to domestic partners. A spokesman for Lockyer said the description is "100 percent accurate" and doubted that a judge would rule against it. AP has more.



 

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