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Political Consultant Leo McElroy Discusses the Same Sex Marriage Ruling

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Aired 4/19/09

In 1986 the voters of California overwhelmingly voted to remove State Supreme Court Chief Justice Rose Bird from office because she refused to impose the death penalty. 

Twenty-two years later, Court Chief Justice Ronald George wrote the opinion for the 4-3 majority opinion allowing same-sex marriage in California . The ruling overturned a ballot measure approved by 60% of voters.

We're joined on Morning Edition by Independent Sacramento political consultant Leo McElroy.

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