Take Away My Wife! Please!
Failed scold Kenneth Starr has filed suit on behalf of Prop. 8 sponsors to invalidate 18,000 legal marriages in California. “Proposition 8’s brevity is matched by its clarity,” his brief argues. “There are no conditional clauses, exceptions, exemptions or exclusions.”
And sure enough, here’s the spankin’ new Article 1, Section 7.5 of the California Constitution:
Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.
Which immediately follows the equally brief, equally clear Article 1, Section 7(b):
A citizen or class of citizens may not be granted privileges or immunities not granted on the same terms to all citizens.
So we offer the lawyers in our vast international audience the first Stinque Challenge: File a lawsuit voiding all marriages in California. It’s not just a good idea. It’s the law.
Article 1 [California Constitution]