Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Prop 8 Supporters File their First Supreme Court Brief

It begins.

The supporters of Prop 8 filed their 1st brief for keeping the gay marriage ban. Chris Geidner breaks the news about this on Buzzfeed:
Arguing that the case brought by same-sex couples seeking to marry was unlike past gay rights cases where the court struck down anti-gay restrictions and also unlike Loving v. Virginia, in which the court struck down bans on interracial marriage, the proponents of Proposition 8 argue that there is no historic reason "for invalidating marriage as it has existed in California for virtually all of its history, as it was universally understood throughout this Nation (and the world) until just the last decade, and as it continues to be defined in the overwhelming majority of States and Nations."
He also points out the interesting passage in the brief
Our Constitution does not mandate the traditional gendered definition of marriage, but neither does our Constitution condemn it. This Court, accordingly, should allow the public debate regarding marriage to continue through the democratic process, both in California and throughout the Nation.
Really? Lord, they will say anything. After the jump, read the full brief.

1 comment:

truthspew said...

No need to even read that mess. I recall having read the entire judgement in the Prop 8 case, watched the depositions, etc. Even their expert David Blankenhorn really couldn't justify their position. No surprise Blankenhorn is now on our side.

And the attorney - Pugno - is it Pug-No or Poon-yo?

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