Campaign for California Families Fighting Domestic Partner Law
The head of the Campaign for California Families says he’ll continue to fight a judge’s ruling upholding domestic partnership laws both in court and at the ballot box.
Thursday, September 9, 2004
Executive Director Randy Thomasson with the Campaign for California Families says he’s preparing an appeal to Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Loren McMaster’s ruling that upholds the state’s domestic partner law. In addition, Thomasson says there will be petitions circulated to recall Judge McMaster. Cut: Randy1 (:05) “Basically this judge has spit in the face of the voters and made marriage a hollow shell.” The bill that was signed by former Governor Gray Davis last year was the subject of two lawsuits, alleging it violated Proposition 22, which stated a valid or recognized marriage is between a man and a woman only. The law goes into effect next year, and gives domestic partners certain marriage rights, including debt and custody responsibilities. The organization ‘Equality California’ that supports the new law says it will fight any appeal. SOC