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California State Senate takes a stand on Prop 8

The LA Times is reporting that the California State Senate voted 18-14 on a resolution opposing Proposition.  State Senator Mark Leno called the measure an improper revision to the state Constitution because it was not approved by the Legislature.

From the story:  

Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) said the initiative is a fundamental revision to the document, not an amendment, and therefore required deliberation by the Legislature and a two-thirds vote of both houses to put it on the ballot.

“Do we have a constitutional democracy in California, or do we have mob rule?” Leno asked his colleagues before the 18-14 vote approved the resolution.