Prop 8 supporters get more time to file briefs

December 22, 2008 6:01:22 PM PST
Supporters of Proposition 8 will get more time to answer a surprising legal maneuver by Attorney General Jerry Brown.

The State Supreme Court Monday granted backers of Prop 8 until January 5th to file new legal briefs.

On Friday, Brown asked the court to strike down the measure's ban on same-sex marriage, claiming it takes away a fundamental right.

The Attorney General, who is charged with defending all state laws and the constitution, previously said he would defend Prop 8 in court.