AWARD: Pro-Prop 8 Resolution Unique in California!
Notable: Brian Ward’s Resolution was the only one in California that put a City on record as supporting the removal of rights from every single one of its citizens in order to harm a disfavored group. Locals responded enthusiastically, voting nearly 75% as Council asked them to.
Surprising Fact #1: PEFA’s efforts began in response to this vote and continue to this day.
Surprising Fact #2: The language and rhetoric of the Resolution was argued at the Federal trial regarding the constitutionality of Prop 8. The trial judge found no credible evidence to support any of it, and the Supreme Court of the United States let that ruling stand!
Author: Brian Ward
Mayor: Cameron Hamilton
Vote: 5-0 Ward, Hamilton, Pete McCracken, Pedro Martinez, Felipe Martinez (no relation)
Learn About the Most Shameful Anti-LGBT Events in Porterville City Council History
INSTRUCTIONS: Click on the Black Ribbon Award to learn the details