Get busy and start calling CA state Assembly members, they're trying to sneak a veto for Prop. 8 into a healthcare bill!
"Last week, Senator Mark Leno stripped out the contents of SB 54 – dealing with health care coverage — and inserted language that would legalize gay marriages performed in other states and nations prior to the passage of Proposition 8. This proposal is in direct conflict with California’s constitution – as amended by the passage of Proposition 8 – that provides only marriage between a man and a woman will be valid or recognized in California. Further, it goes well beyond the California Supreme Court’s decision that allowed to remain valid a limited number of same-sex marriages performed in California last summer before Proposition 8 passed.
It is simply wrong and undemocratic for liberal gay activists like Senator Mark Leno to attempt to circumvent the decision of voters and rewrite our constitution behind our backs with this sneaky “gut and amend” maneuver. That’s why we’re asking you to take action TODAY and urge the legislature, and if it gets to him, the Governor, to oppose this effort to undermine Proposition 8". (beetleblogger)
In addition to calling the Assembly members, put in a call to Schwarzenegger's office (Phone: 916-445-2841). He ultimately has the power to veto this bill, as it is expected to pass in the state assembly. Let's get to work!
Assembly Member Mike Feuer (D – West LA, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood)
Assembly Member Van Tran (R – Costa Mesa, Garden Grove)
Assembly Member Julia Brownley (D – Calabasas, Oxnard)
Assembly Member Noreen Evans (D – Santa Rose, Napa)
Assembly Member Dave Jones (D – Sacramento)
Assembly Member Steve Knight (R – Palmdale, Victorville)
Assembly Member Paul Krekorian (D – Burbank)
Assembly Member Ted Lieu (D – El Segundo)
Assembly Member William Monning (D – Santa Cruz, Monterey, Carmel)
Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R – Redding, Yuba City)