Good news! Our principled attorney friends at Liberty Counsel have filed a strong friend-of -the-court brief defending California’s Proposition 8 with the U.S. Supreme Court, which will hear oral arguments March 26.
This very solid brief represents the moral and constitutional values of both Liberty Counsel and our organization, Campaign for Children and Families, otherwise known as SaveCalifornia.com.
Our brief’s well-thought-out constitutional arguments address the false grounds on which homosexual activists are attacking real, man-woman marriage — specifically, the 1996 Romer v. Evans Supreme Court decision striking down Colorado’s voter-approved law against special rights based on “sexual orientation.”
Here’s the summary of our arguments in the brief:
1. Romer does not dictate the the outcome in this case as Colorado’s Amendment 2 and California’s Proposition 8 are legally and factually distinguishable.
a. Proposition 8 does not target a solitary class of people of discrimination.
b. Proposition 8 does not impose far-reaching changes in the law that impact broad protections in the private and public sphere.
c. Proposition 8 is consistent with the longstanding definition of marriage in California and, therefore, is not inconsistent with any emerging trend in California to redefine marriage.
d. Proposition 8 does not single out a solitary class of people and make it more difficult for them to petition their government for assistance.
e. Proposition 8 was not passed based on a bare desire to harm a specific group of people.
2. This Court should resist any effort to treat sexual orientation as a suspect classification.
From the Brief:
“Liberty Counsel is a civil liberties organization that provides education and legal defense on issues relating to traditional family values, including marriage, across the United States.”
“Amicus Campaign for Children and Families represents fathers, mothers, grandparents and concerned individuals who believe the sacred institutions of life, marriage, and family deserve utmost protection and respect by government and society.”
“Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.”
Jesus Christ in John 7:24 (NKJV)