Well, it looks like some lawmakers out in California aren’t going to let go of the planet Pluto without a fight! On August 24, 2006, several members of the California State Assembly introduced Bill HR 36. The bill rejects the International Astronomical Union’s (IAU’s) decision to reclassify Pluto as a dwarf planet. Many people have struggled with the IAU’s decision, but this has to be the most dramatic and, in my opinion, funniest reaction to date. The bill reads…
WHEREAS, Recent astronomical discoveries, including Pluto’s oblong orbit and the sighting of a slightly larger Kuiper Belt object, have led astronomers to question the planetary status of Pluto; and
WHEREAS, The mean-spirited International Astronomical Union decided on August 24, 2006, to disrespect Pluto by stripping Pluto of its planetary status and reclassifying it as a lowly dwarf planet; and
You can read the rest of the bill here.