Proposition 8 Legal Defense Fund
Prop 8 “Friends of the Court” Have Their Say
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,
Professor Robert George of
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
As you can see, support for our cause, for our very right to have our votes for Prop 8 count, is widespread throughout
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.
Volunteer Chairman, ProtectMarriage.com