Democracy got stomped on. Squashed. Ignored. Disregarded.
I also find this comment from The Rainbow Reclaimed to be very telling:
This comment is in reference to SR 7, so the sister resolution to HR 5
I just called leno's office to make sure he was the author of sr 7. He is.
I couldn't help asking the staffer: Why does senator Leno think prop 8 violates the equal protection clause?
She mumbled off some answer.
I said: "The prop 8 definition covers everyone regardless of sexual
orientation, race, gender, etc.
Then I asked: How come siblings can't get married, but it's okay for
same gender couples?
I said: Really, why don't we let siblings get married?
She said: Well, I think it's unhealthy.
I asked: Why?
Then I started to explain, that measures could be taken to prevent the
birth of children with birth defects.
Then she went on a rant. And then she hung up.
I plan on telling my own reps this story, and asking them to ask Leno and other Dems why this resolution is even taking up CA legislature time.
If you'd like to ask Senator Leno the same question (or different):
Well, go to it, people. Let’s take our “representatives” to task.