the Legal Blurb Blog
The latest legal news and commentary from a conservative perspective.
The Supreme Court has just released the much-awaited decisions on same-sex “marriage” in Hollingsworth v. Perry and United States v. Windsor. Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America (CWA), issued the following statement:
“Today the Supreme Court issued the Roe v. Wade of marriage. These rulings will continue to divide our Republic just as Roe continues to do 40 years later. The Supreme Court continues to lose credibility at an alarming rate with today’s decision.
“In Hollingsworth, the Proposition 8 case, five Justices have just given effective veto power to a few privileged individuals over the more than seven million Californians who voted to protect marriage as the union between one man and one woman. In doing so, they destroy the initiative measure process, the principal purpose of which is to override the actions or inactions of elected representatives who are not listening to ‘we the people.’ Now it is in the hands of those who do not want the law to defend it. Even the liberal Supreme Court of California had ruled in favor of standing for the Proposition 8 proponents. Think about that. The Supreme Courts stands to the left of the California Supreme Court.
“In Windsor, the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) case, the Court acts as a super legislature. Over one thousand laws were passed with the traditional definition of marriage in mind. Today, the Court uses its powers to amend those laws with one stroke of the pen. Remember, DOMA only defined marriage for federal purposes. It did not impose any definition of marriage on any state. This is one more example of the Court legislating from the bench, instead of employing the judicial restraint envisioned by our Constitution.
“While the justices sit in their high chairs, these decisions will have very real-life consequences for American families, especially as it relates to our religious liberties. Those who hold a Biblical view of marriage can expect much persecution from the government in the years to come. In addition the thirty-eight states that have affirmed the traditional definition of marriage can expect to be dragged into future courts. The Justices have thrust us into another life-long battle for religious freedom and a bitter dispute for truth, just as they did with Roe.”
Dr. Janice Shaw Crouse, Director and Senior Fellow of CWA’s Beverly LaHaye Institute, issued the following statement:
“The Supreme Court rulings fly in the face of reams of research showing that the best household arrangement for children is a married mom and dad. It contradicts centuries of experience across time and cultures for the best family structure for strong nations. It represents a national experiment in social reconstruction at the expense of our children’s futures and the future of America. These decisions repudiate–with a vengeance–the sacred trust of the founders who built this great nation ‘under God’ and on a foundation of Judeo- Christian principles that have stood the test of time.”
10:36AM- DOMA unconstitutional! Proponents of Prop. 8 do not have standing. Ninth Circuit reversed. More of what this means in plain English coming soon. Very sad news…
10:00AM- The Justices have arrived. Awaiting the decision. Stay tuned!
9:48AM- Not sure about this one.
9:27AM- Despite little evidence, the “born this way” myth continues to be a major driving force of the homosexual movement. Will government be complicit in its affirmation?
9:03AM- *Republians* are here. Wonder if there are any Republicans around?
8:48AM- Dr. Ron Apgar-Taylor, a homosexual minister who was “married” to another man in Massachusetts in 2004, is here to support same-sex “marrige.”
We agree with him on one thing he said here: “People who say this isn’t a religious issue don’t understand Christ.”
Amen to that.
8:00AM- Yes, marriage supporters are here to! #willing (willing2stand.com)
CWA’s Beverly LaHaye Institute’s amicus can be found here.
7:15AM- As expected, there is much interest on this case from both sides of the issue. Here are a few resources for those interested on getting some background on the cases:
7:00AM- Concerned Women for America (CWA) is at the United States Supreme Court bright and early awaiting today’s historic marriage decisions on the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), both of which define marriage as the union between one man and one woman.
Here are a few shots of the early atmosphere in front of the Court: