Attorney General’s Office
California Department of Justice
P.O. Box 944255
Sacramento, CA 94244-2550
September 18, 2007
Dear Attorney General Brown:
When you were Governor in 1977, you signed a law changing marriage in the State from “two persons” to “man and woman.”
The current legislature has asked your friend Governor Schwarzenegger to correct that law and extend the freedom to marry to all California couples through AB 43.
The Governor is using Proposition 22, a seven-year-old states-rights initiative that did nothing to change same-sex marriage, as an excuse to veto the new bill. In the meantime, states like Maryland are suddenly ruling that the legislature (not the Constitution) has the final say on marriage. This is some Proposition, this Proposition 22!
I wish you would talk to Governor Schwarzenegger and set him straight: he can and should sign AB 43 not only because the people (through the legislature) have asked him to do it, but because it’s the right thing to do.