Antonovich bemoans Prop. 8 ruling by 'activist judges'

In the wake of a landmark U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision Tuesday overturning Proposition 8, Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich released a statement admonishing what he called "activist judges with a political correctness agenda" bent on disenfranchising California voters.

Antonovich, whose district includes Burbank, Glendale and La Crescenta, came down on the conservative side of a range of political reactions to the appellate panel's 2-1 decision which found that the Prop. 8 discriminated against a minority group.

"Once again, activist judges with a political correctness agenda have disenfranchised the people who voted overwhelmingly to oppose same-sex marriage in California -- over 4.5 million Californians in 2000, and over 7 million in 2008," he said in the statement.

He also backed pledges by Prop. 8 supporters to appeal the decision to theU.S. Supreme Court.


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Photo: West Hollywood Mayor John J. Duran, left, celebrates with activists Shawn Mimbs, center, and James Duke after a news conference about the Proposition 8 ruling Tuesday in West Hollywood. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

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