Remember that resolutions are not laws - they are simply a statement. These resolutions tell the Supreme Court that the legislature agrees with the court's ruling on equal rights and disagrees with the legality of Proposition 8 which rewrites the California constitution.
From the AP:
SACRAMENTO—Both houses of the state Legislature passed resolutions Monday endorsing the legal effort to overturn California's same-sex marriage ban, just days before the issue goes to the state Supreme Court.
The resolutions passed along party lines, 18-14 in the Senate and
45-27 in the Assembly, with several members absent in both chambers.
Supporters of the resolutions said Proposition 8 should not have been placed on the November ballot through the initiative process. They said it represented a revision to the state Constitution because it stripped away existing rights and argue that only the Legislature can place such revisions before voters.
"We're talking about a radical revision to our Constitution," said Sen. Mark Leno, the San Francisco Democrat who sponsored the Senate resolution. "Do we have a constitutional democracy in California or do we have mob rule, where a majority of Californians can change the Constitution at any time?"
He equated it to the fight for racial equality decades ago. He noted that in 1964, voters overwhelmingly approved a measure that would have allowed landlords to discriminate against renters based on race.
Of course, the Republicans voted no to civil rights. Are we surprised? Read the entire article here.