The following email came on July 8 to Cal Catholic from one of our readers.

Here is another story (see Randy Thomasson’s release below) to denounce Gov. Jerry Brown for signing (I think it was yesterday, July 7) Mark Leno’s SB 1306 which is to embed “same-sex marriage” in the California Family Code  —

— in spite of PROP 8’s 14 words  “Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California” still being in the California Constitution.

NOTE: It seems like the California Catholic Conference didn’t even register opposition — although “Catholics for the Common Good” did!

Click here for text, analyses, support and opposition, and votes.

Thomasson’s Save California release:
Sacramento — A leading West Coast pro-family organization says today’s signature of Governor Jerry Brown on SB 1306 reveals who’s for and against real marriage and the best interests of children.

SB 1306 erases the voter-approved words, “Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California,” as well as every other statutory reference to “man and woman,” “male and female,” and “husband and wife” in the California Family Code.

“To do this in an election year is brazen defiance of the voters and cold-hearted indifference to the needs of children,” said Randy Thomasson, president of, which promotes moral virtues for the common good. “Jerry Brown’s signature and the Democrat-controlled Legislature’s approval of SB 1306 clearly shows who’s for, against, or ambivalent about marriage being naturally for one man and one woman, and children doing best with a married father and mother under the same roof….”

SB 1306 bill text, changes, and floor votes (voting yes were 74 Democrats and 5 Republicans)