Ken Starr joins Prop. 8’s defense team.

Ken Starr, the lawyer who crusaded for years against President Clinton and led the impeachment effort, is now signing up to defend Proposition 8, California’s voter-approved same-sex marriage ban. State Attorney General Jerry Brown is asking the state Supreme Court to overturn the measure, “saying the voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage violates basic rights guaranteed in the state Constitution.” A revision — rather than an amendment — to the state Constitution would require a two-thirds vote of the Legislature. The Prop. 8 Legal Defense Fund announced that “Starr will argue the case before the California Supreme Court on behalf of Proposition 8’s official proponents.”