Friday, August 07, 2009

Gay marriage lawyers tell the City of San Francisco and others to stay out of it!

The attorneys that sued the State of California in federal court (many disagree, click here to find out why) asked a judge late Friday to bar the city of San Francisco and three other groups supportive of same-sex weddings from joining.

In court papers filed late Friday, attorneys David Boies and Theodore Olson told U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker that San Francisco and Our Family Coalition, Lavender Seniors of the East Bay, and Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, or "PFLAG", have no legal rights to join the lawsuit.

Huh? San Francisco is a subdivision of the State of California; would their involvement not bring a more legitimate claim against the state? Worst case scenario for the city: The state disenfranchises the city, and removes their ability to limited, local city government.

Also, by keeping PFLAG out, a national organization, they are really missing out on a lot of national resources and money.

The move highlights the continuing disagreement among gay marriage supporters over how best to fight for same-sex weddings in the state.


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