Monday, July 15, 2013

ObamaNation: Gay Agenda Lawlessness in California

In an America where legislators, governors, judges and even the nation's president ignore the rule of law and encourage politically correct media pundits to browbeat citizens into compliance, the California Prop 8 marriage amendment again takes center stage.

For background, read California 'Gay Marriage' NOT Legal, Despite Supreme Court Ruling

And also read the saga of How Judges and President Obama Trashed the Rule of Law in the War on Marriage

-- From "Gay marriage foes try again to revive California's Proposition 8" by Howard Mintz, San Jose Mercury News 7/12/13

Proposition 8 backers on Friday tried one last legal maneuver to revive California's gay marriage ban, asking the state Supreme Court to halt the same-sex nuptials taking place across the state since the U.S. Supreme Court appeared to doom the law in a ruling last month.

Alliance Defending Freedom [ADF], an Arizona-based group behind Proposition 8, filed a petition with the state's high court, urging the justices to order county clerks to refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and abide by the 2008 voter-approved ban.

The group argues that the U.S. Supreme Court did not rule on the constitutionality of Proposition 8, leaving issues yet to be resolved by the courts before same-sex marriages can resume.

The court, in addition to deciding whether to accept the case, must also address an Proposition 8 supporters' emergency request to immediately halt marriage licenses while the legal challenge unfolds.

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From "Prop. 8 supporters try again, this time with state Supreme Court" by Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times 7/12/13

ProtectMarriage, the sponsors of the 2008 ballot measure, asked the state high court to stop the weddings immediately on the grounds that Gov. Jerry Brown lacked the authority to order county clerks to issue same-sex marriage licenses.

In a 50-page petition, ProtectMarriage contended that Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn R. Walker's 2010 federal injunction against Proposition 8 did not apply statewide.

The court, in an order signed by Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, asked Brown to respond Friday night to ProtectMarriage's request for an immediate hold on the weddings while the justices consider the group's arguments.

The order suggested the justices would rule quickly on the request for an immediate stop to the weddings but take several weeks to consider ProtectMarriage's claims. The court gave the backers of the marriage ban until 9 a.m. Monday [July 15th] to address Brown's arguments and set Aug. 1 as the deadline for further written arguments.

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From "Gov Brown, AG Harris Urge CA Supreme Court To Deny Stay Of Same Sex Marriages" by Julia Cheever, Bay City News 7/12/13

Gov. Jerry Brown and state Attorney General Kamala Harris urged the California Supreme Court this evening [July 12th] to reject a bid by the supporters of Proposition 8 to halt same-sex marriages in the state.

“After years of litigation, there is now a final determination that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional,” lawyers for Brown and Harris wrote in a brief filed with the high court in San Francisco.

Brown and Harris said a federal injunction issued by U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker in 2010 “overrides state law” and said that any challenge to it should pursued in the federal rather than the state court system.

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From "Gay Marriage Opponents Resume California Fight" by Maria Dinzeo, Courthouse News Service 7/12/13

"It is imperative that this court affirm the legitimate limits on executive officials' power, lest the people lose confidence in their system of government, believing that elected officials may thwart the people's express will by ignoring duly enacted laws," the [ADF/ProtectMarriage] motion states. "Executive officials have attacked, failed to enforce, and undermined state laws affirming traditional marriage. Under these circumstances, only a prompt order requiring Respondents to enforce Proposition 8 will restore the people's confidence in their government."

Same-sex couples have been marrying in California since June 28, but the proponents argued that [the openly homosexual California Judge Vaughn R.] Walker's ruling should only apply to the two couples who filed the original suit, a lesbian couple from Berkeley and a gay couple from Los Angeles.

"Because those plaintiffs have recently been married, all relief due under that injunction has already been provided, and therefore none of the county clerks are required by that injunction to stop enforcing Proposition 8 in the future," the petition states.

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From "Prop. 8 Proponents Ask Calif. Supreme Court to Uphold Rule of Law, Stop Same-Sex Weddings" by Alex Murashko, Christian Post Reporter 7/13/13

Alliance Defending Freedom says that the U.S. Supreme Court's June 26 decision in Hollingsworth v. Perry did not rule on Proposition 8's constitutionality, and the district court's 2010 injunction does not apply statewide.

Prop. 8 was passed by 52 percent of California voters in November 2008, months after the California Supreme Court had legalized same-sex marriage in May that year. The state's high court upheld the amendment but did not void same-sex marriages that occurred between its 2008 ruling and the passage of Prop. 8.

ADF Senior Counsel Austin R. Nimocks declared that California's county clerks should abide by the state constitution.

"Everyone on all sides of the marriage debate should agree that the legal process must be followed. Public officials should enforce the marriage amendment because they are not bound by the district court's injunction," said Nimocks. "The U.S. Supreme Court did not rule on the constitutionality of Proposition 8, and the district court's injunction does not apply statewide; therefore, county clerks should abide by the state constitution."

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UPDATE 7/15/13 PM: From "Prop. 8: California Supreme Court refuses to stop gay weddings" by Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times

The California Supreme Court refused Monday to stop gays from marrying while it considers a legal bid to revive Proposition 8.

The court is not expected to rule on the group’s petition until August, at the earliest.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Study: Media Bias FOR "Gay Marriage" is Christians' Fault as well as TV's Disproportionate Attention to the Gay Agenda

In addition, read Supreme Court's New Morality Means Justice for Polygamy