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San Jose City Council to Consider Fighting Prop. 8

The San Jose City Council is voting this week on whether to support San Francisco’s fight against the state's gay marriage ban.  The council will consider whether to join one of the amicus briefs challenging the constitutionality of Proposition 8.
 
Four city council members asked the council last week to rush the item onto Tuesday’s agenda in order to meet a Thursday deadline to sign on to an amicus brief.
 
“It’s important that the largest city in Northern California - the third largest city in the state - take a stand,” said Councilman Ash Kalra, who is spearheading the effort.  “And we’re going to unequivocally show our support for the No on 8 position because we believe in marriage equality in the city of San Jose.”
 
Kalra says budget constraints prevent San Jose from preparing its own brief.  He notes voters in his city and in Santa Clara County rejected Proposition 8.
 
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