Thursday, November 20, 2008

Legal Battle Over Marriage Continues...

Should I be shocked? The very same court that overturned marriage and legalized homosexual marriage in California this past summer will now hear several legal challenges to override the voice of the people and will seriously considering striking it down again.

"California's Supreme Court has issued a temporary order upholding Proposition 8, which defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman.

On Election Day, voters in the Golden State -- 52 percent to 48 percent -- passed Prop. 8, amending the state constitution in favor of traditional marriage and turning back a summertime ruling by the state highest court legalizing same-sex "marriage." Now that same court will hear several legal challenges to the voter-approved measure.

Brad Dacus of the Pacific Justice Institute explains that the court will keep Prop. 8 in place, but will hear three of six lawsuits filed to strike it down. "They're going to be hearing arguments on the matter, probably in January," says the attorney. "This is not good for the defense of marriage in that this state Supreme Court is willing to seriously entertain overriding the voice of the voters of California."

Andrew Pubnow, an attorney for Yes on Prop. 8, wrote in legal papers: "When using the initiative process to amend the Constitution, the people exercise their sovereign power of self-government. The three branches of government must accord profound respect and great deference to that authority."." from:

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