Brown, the state's chief law enforcer, said in his filing this afternoon that the proposition "deprives people of the right to marry, an aspect of liberty that the Supreme Court has concluded is guaranteed by the California Constitution."
“Proposition 8 must be invalidated because the amendment process cannot be used to extinguish fundamental constitutional rights without compelling justification," he wrote in responses to challenges filed by gay-right supporters.
Apparently the cities of San Francisco and Los Angeles have filed suits seeking to overturn the ban.
I have always admired Jerry Brown for his unflinching sense of social justice. I am thankful that he remains at the front of California political life.