Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This


Judge to Rule on Prop 8 Language Today

Time is running out to keep LAist funded.
It's the FINAL DAY of our June Member Drive and we are behind on our goal to keep local news strong for the coming months. Your support today keeps our reporters ready to meet the needs of our city. Plus, your gift's impact will be twice as strong because it will be matched dollar for dollar!

Yesterday, lawyers representing both sides of Proposition 8 met with a judge to fight for the language that will appear on the ballot. Should it say "limit on marriage," which it originally said, or "eliminate same sex marriage," which it was later changed to? Last month, Attorney General Jerry Brown changed the language to properly reflect the court ruling legalizing gay marriage in the state. Proponents call the "eliminates" wording loaded and prejudicial. Opponents call it straight-forward. The Mercury News said "it seemed likely that [the judge] will order some changes to the language of the partisan ballot arguments filed by Proposition 8 opponents and proponents to sway voters."