Tag Archives: Dennis Herrera

SF City Attorney Dennis Herrera: The Attempt To Reinstate Prop 8 Is Doomed

“This motion is a desperate obstruction tactic used in the vain hope of pursuing an unconstitutional agenda. The opponents of the freedom to marry have chosen to ignore the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution, a U.S. Supreme Court ruling, and the well-settled California marriage case of Lockyer v. San Francisco, which they themselves celebrated at the time. Their motion has ...

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Prop 8 Trial Set, Gay Groups Excluded

A federal judge has set January 11th, 2010 as the start of the Olsen/Boies suit to overturn Proposition 8. The ACLU, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, and Lambda Legal were all denied in their request to be a party to the action. The judge did allow San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera to take part, but only to assess ...

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SF City Attorney Dennis Herrera Wants In On Federal Marriage Suit

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera has filed a request to join the Olson/Boies federal suit to overturn Prop 8. Recently the ACLU, Lambda Legal, and the National Center for Lesbian Rights also requested standing in the suit, despite a fierce rebuffing by the Olson/Boies team. The city would add “a unique local government perspective” to the case, along with ...

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SF City Attorney Files Amicus Brief On Behalf Of Federal Marriage Suit

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera has filed the first amicus brief in support of Ted Olson and David Boies’ federal marriage suit. “The constitutional challenge to Proposition 8 in federal court persuasively argues that the measure’s only conceivable purpose was to withhold honor and respect from the relationships of same-sex couples, and to do so to them alone,” Herrera ...

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Maddow Interviews SF City Attorney Dennis Herrera About Prop 8 Hearing

Last night Rachel Maddow interviewed SF City Attorney Dennis Herrera about the Prop 8 overturn hearings. They both take on Ken Starr’s position that the public has an “unfettered right” to take away the rights of minorities.

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