Gay rights advocates rip suit to undo Prop. 8

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May 28, 2009


"Gay rights advocates Wednesday blasted two veteran attorneys for filing a federal lawsuit seeking to overturn Proposition 8, California's voter-approved same-sex marriage ban, saying the move is premature and could be disastrous for the marriage movement.

"The advocates say it took 17 years to undo a 1986 Supreme Court decision that upheld Georgia's sodomy law. An Arkansas court used that law as justification to deny a lesbian mother custody of her children, said Jon Davidson, legal director at Lambda Legal, a national gay rights group.

"'It is a difference in strategy,' said Davidson. 'We agree with the goal (of the federal lawsuit). But if (they) were to lose, it could be a huge setback for the gay rights movement.'"