Monday, October 4, 2010

Read the Concerned Women for America brief

Proposition 8 Legal Defense Fund


Prop 8 “Friends of the Court” Have Their Say


Dear Friends,


As I relayed to you last week, we filed our brief with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals as the sole party defending traditional marriage in the Perry v. Schwarzenegger case.


What you may not know, however, is that since that time, nearly 30 other “friends of the court” amicus briefs have also been filed, representing almost 100 organizations and individuals who believe Prop 8 should be upheld.  In response to our elected officials’ dereliction of duty and the grievous error of an appointed federal judge’s decision to strike down the measure, many of those briefs strongly join in the defense of Prop 8 and supply reasoned content on matters such as religious liberty, parenting, and gender orientation.  


A brief filed by the Attorneys General of 13 states (Alaska, Alabama, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Utah, Virginia, and Wyoming) confirms that responsible procreation is a vital state interest that is advanced by the traditional definition of marriage.


Professor Robert George of Princeton University, a presidential appointee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights and former Judicial Fellow at the U.S. Supreme Court, addresses the relationship between law and morality in his brief found here.


The brief submitted by a broad coalition of major religious groups illustrates the legitimate and salutary role that religious groups have played in the political formulation of our nation’s laws.


The American College of Pediatricians’ brief makes clear and obvious that the optimal environment for raising a child is the child’s married biological parents.


And, finally, the brief submitted by Concerned Women for America clearly demonstrates the political power of gays and lesbians.


As you can see, support for our cause, for our very right to have our votes for Prop 8 count, is widespread throughout California and the nation.  Yet we continue to be forced to defend our time-honored belief in traditional marriage against legal attacks by our well-financed opponents who not only want to change the very definition of marriage but to also create a new federal “right” altogether!  We need your support as we keep fighting for your rights to the end.


Thank you for all you have done, for what you are doing, and for your future efforts as we continue the work for the protection of marriage between a man and a woman.





Ron Prentice

Volunteer Chairman,




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