California is one step closer to getting Prop 8, the same-sex marriage ban that passed in November, overturned. Hopefully. A judiciary committee passed House Resolution 5 today (care of one Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco), which states that "a revision is a substantial change to the underlying principles of the California Constitution, or to the structure of California's basic governmental plan."

A similar measure, Senate Resolution 7 (care of the formidable Senator Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, has also been introduced. Leno's measure asks that California State Senate also oppose Prop 8 on constitutional grounds. It will be heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee very soon.

The California Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the legality of allowing discrimination into the state constitution on March 5.

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