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The shaky future of Prop. 8 may depend on one judge

Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 7:09 am | Randy Thomasson

In the past 24 hours, I’ve defended natural, man-woman marriage on all 4 English-language TV stations in Sacramento, including this good interview on Fox40. SaveCalifornia.com’s strong voice for real marriage, natural genders, and what’s best for children was also seen and heard in Los Angeles, San Diego, the San Francisco Bay Area, and in various national media outlets.

After reading the U.S. Supreme Court transcript of the March 26 oral arguments, my strong belief is Proposition 8, California’s Marriage Amendment, will be decided by one man on the divided court — Anthony Kennedy.

The high court’s “swing vote” is a non-constructionist who believes in the notion of homosexual “rights,” not realizing that  homosexuality is a behavior and not an immutable characteristic, which is required to be considered as a “suspect class” with “civil rights” protection.

Still, Kennedy seems to be a traditionalist in support of a married father and mother being in a child’s best interest, calls homosexual marriages “uncharted waters,” and doesn’t like the “odd rationale” of the Ninth Circuit, which deemed Prop. 8 “unconstitutional.”

See my statement to the media after the hearing

Hear the audio, read the transcript of the oral arguments

Our Republic is on very shaky ground when judges don’t follow the plain words and original intent of the written Constitution. This is why I’ve been telling people that the Prop. 8 case, as much as it matters as a role model for children, is more about our Republic than about marriage.

For no People will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when Knowledge is diffusd and Virtue is preservd. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauchd in their Manners, they will sink under their own Weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders.
Samuel Adams, the “Father of the American Revolution,” writing in 1775

Use this to educate others about marriage and our republic

Monday, February 11, 2013, 12:54 pm | Randy Thomasson

ThumbNail_NewsletterJan2013I was thrilled the other day to find out that a large church in the L.A. area had placed in its bulletin, for everyone to see, SaveCalifornia.com’s excellent newsletter explaining real marriage, Proposition 8, the United States Constitution, and what’s at stake in our republic.

The current issues that turn people’s heads are a great opportunity to educate them with Truth. SaveCalifornia.com is teaching all who are willing to listen, and you can too. With Prop. 8 scheduled March 26 at the U.S. Supreme Court, please seize this opportunity to educate your friends, your church, and people in your community.

Print and distribute SaveCalifornia.com’s Prop. 8 newsletter

So they taught in Judah, and had the Book of the Law of the Lord with them; they went throughout all the cities of Judah and taught the people.
2 Chronicles 17:9 NKJV

Enjoy our Prop. 8 friend-of-the-court brief

Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 4:44 pm | Randy Thomasson

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.”

Liberty Counsel’s Jan. 29 News Release | Amicus Brief | SaveCalifornia.com’s Dec. 7 News Release

“Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.”
Jesus Christ in John 7:24 (NKJV)