Marriage News Blog
Our opponents in the Proposition 8 case—an organization that calls itself ProtectMarriage.com—just filed their reply brief with the U.S. Supreme Court. This is the last and final brief before AFER’s attorneys face them a week from today at oral argument. As you’d expect, it recycles the same, flawed arguments they’ve been using in our case for the past four years.
The Prop. 8 Proponents’ arguments boil down to this: The Constitution does not protect right of every American to marry the person they love. California can single out its gay and lesbian citizens for unequal, second-class treatment under the law. Government can treat its gay and lesbian citizens as separate and inferior.
These arguments cannot be squared with the principles of liberty and equality enshrined in our Constitution. That is why the Prop. 8 Proponents lost in district court and the court of appeals.
Now we need to make sure they don’t succeed when it matters most—the U.S. Supreme Court. Will you chip in $5, $25, $50 or more to support our efforts to eliminate Prop. 8 once and for all?
It’s easy for us to see how the arguments of love and equality win out over those of fear and prejudice. But I want to make sure AFER’s legal team, led by Ted Olson and David Boies, has every resource at their disposal when they walk into the U.S. Supreme Court next Tuesday.