1. PROP 8

    CA Files Anti–Prop 8 Brief With Supreme Court

    California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris speaks on the second night of the 2012 Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena, Wednesday, September 5, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Harry E. Walker/MCT)

    Harry E. Walker

    California’s top law-enforcement officer filed a Supreme Court brief to overturn Proposition 8’s ban on same-sex marriage Wednesday, ahead of arguments over the ban that will be heard by justices next month. In the 45-page brief, Attorney General Kamala Harris said she believes the ban violates the 14th Amendment, and has stripped “loving relationships of validation and dignity under law.” Harris also argued that proponents of Prop 8 have no authority to enforce laws. Her brief comes on the heels of a major legal endorsement of gay marriage by 70 Republicans

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