Sunday, February 27, 2011

Voters' Same-sex 'Marriage' Desires Ignored

From one state to another, including at the federal level, even though it's the voters choice to defend marriage, too many elected officials refuse to uphold those choices. Voters in California passed a marriage amendment to their constitution, but who will defend it against the onslaught of homosexualist court challenges?

For background, read Homosexual Judge Rules for Same-sex 'Marriage' in California and also read Will Supreme Court Outlaw Christianity?

UPDATE 11/17/11: California Supreme Court says Christians can defend marriage against homosexualists' legal challenge

-- From "California county renews gay marriage fight" by Lisa Leff, Associated Press 2/25/11

California's Imperial County renewed its effort to defend the state's gay marriage ban by asking Friday to join an attempt to overturn the court ruling that struck down the measure known as Proposition 8.

Sponsors of the voter-approved gay marriage ban so far have taken the lead in defending the voter-approved law in court, after former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and former Attorney General Jerry Brown refused to do so.

But the move by sponsors has been questioned because they are not elected government representatives, which threatens the viability of their case before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Imperial County's newly elected clerk-recorder, Chuck Storey, on Friday asked the 9th Circuit panel handling the appeal to allow him to step in as the primary defendant if the coalition of religious and legal groups that sponsored Proposition 8 is removed.

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From "Imperial County clerk seeks to defend Prop 8" posted at KGO-TV San Francisco, CA 2/25/11

Clerk Chuck Storey, who took office in January, argued in a brief submitted to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that his participation is "appropriate and necessary" to enable the court to decide the constitutionality of the voter initiative.

The backers of Proposition 8 are seeking to appeal U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker's ruling last year that the measure passed by state voters in 2008 violates the U.S. Constitution.

The federal court has asked the California Supreme Court to decide whether the state law would allow the sponsors to appeal, and it could take the state high court at least several months to issue a decision on that issue.

The clerk said in a statement Friday, "I took an oath of office to uphold the California Constitution, and Proposition 8 is part of the Constitution."

Storey is represented by lawyers from Riverside County-based Advocates for Faith & Freedom, a nonprofit legal group.

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From "County clerk launches defense of Prop 8 traditional marriage" by Bob Unruh © 2011 WorldNetDaily 2/27/11

The dispute over "standing" is critical in the battle over the voter-approved definition of marriage as being between one man and one woman because the then-attorney general, Jerry Brown, who now is governor, and then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, both refused to fulfill their state office obligations and defend what now is one section of the state constitution.

Those who organized the petition through which voters adopted the definition have been working with a number of law firms in defense of the law, but the U.S. District Court judge, Vaugh Walker, an open homosexual, who struck down the law, raised the question about "standing."

That would involve the question of exactly who has the right to mount a defense of the law, and Walker suggested that since the state, which is the defendant in the lawsuit, refused to provide a defense, the case essentially is finished.

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