DPOC Chair Barbaro on Prop 8 Decision

barbaroWhen I got home from tonight’s Prop 8 decision rally I found Democratic Party of Orange County Chairman Frank Barbaro’s response to today’s Supreme Court ruling.

I don’t like the decision.  It runs directly opposite our guarantees of equal protection and non-discrimination.  The legal basis for the Court’s decision was very weak.  I can only conclude that they were playing to the masses.  I am equally upset that it was a 6 to 1 decision.  If not a majority,  I expected at least 2 or 3 justices to side with the anti prop 8 arguments.  There were so many other “outcomes” that could have been chosen by the court but for some reason which we will probably never know they chose the most radical.  I am happy for the some 18,000 couples whose marriages will be preserved but certainly don’t like the cluster ***** that will result.  Whatever happened to “stare decisis”?????

  2 comments for “DPOC Chair Barbaro on Prop 8 Decision

  1. Reggie
    May 26, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    Was this comment by Frank for public consumption or private? Was this part of an official press release?

  2. May 26, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    For the record Reggie, I do not make a habit of posting comments from public officials made to me privately. Barbaro’s comments were in direct response to a media inquiry I made earlier today.

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