Mister Eclectic (howeird) wrote,
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You knew I couldn't let this one sit

kproche started it, and it has been picked up by most of my FL:

A "No" vote on Proposition 8 will annul no marriages.
A "Yes" vote on Proposition 8 will annul over 10,000 marriages.
Which vote is really protecting marriage?

Truth is, Prop 8 probably won't annul any marriages. Atty. Gen. Brown has said as much. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/08/04/BA8P1250FN.DTL&tsp=1

It's rare for a right to be taken away retroactively, and the language of the amendment does not say anything about reaching back into the past. Think about it - we have very strict drunk driving laws, but nobody is being thrown in jail who was arrested for DUI prior to those laws. People who smoked indoors prior to the anti-smoking ordinances got away with it and are Scott-free. My favorite two strip joints are still in operation because the courts ruled it illegal to close them down when the zoning laws were changed in an attempt to boot them out.

I'm still voting against Prop 8, but I wish my side would stick to the facts.
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