Gay marriage fight seeps into Sacramento DA's race

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Updated: 5/18 7:40 pm

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Six years after the voter initiative banning gay marriage dominated California's political landscape, it is casting a shadow over the race for district attorney in Sacramento County.

One of the leading candidates for the job, Deputy District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert, is openly gay. She also is the sister of Proposition 8's key proponent, Frank Schubert.

Gay and lesbian groups say she failed to speak out against the initiative at the time. Because of that, they're working to defeat her, even though she has the support of the current district attorney and every major law enforcement association in the region.

Schubert's campaign says she is a career prosecutor, not a political activist.

Proposition 8 passed with 52 percent of the vote but was struck down by the courts last year.

 

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