Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Dear Prop 8 supporters, you lost. Stop now or continue to make fools of yourselves

Those who support Prop 8, the law that once, but no longer, outlawed marriage equality in California, can't seem to get the idea in their heads that they lost:

Alliance Defending Freedom is asking the California Supreme Court to require the state's county clerks to continue enforcing Proposition 8. ADF asserts that the recent ruling on Prop. 8 by the U.S. Supreme Court did not address the measure's constitutionality, which means a judge’s 2010 injunction does not apply statewide. (ADF)

"Public officials should enforce the marriage amendment because they are not bound by the district court's injunction,” says ADF senior counsel Austin Nimocks.

The group responded to the state's attorney general and officials who say Proposition 8 should not be enforced. California's governor and attorney general have mandated all county clerks in the state to issue marriage licenses to homosexual couples.

“The U.S. Supreme Court did not rule on the constitutionality of Proposition 8 and the district court's injunction does not apply statewide,” Nimocks tells OneNewsNow. “Therefore, county clerks in California should abide by the state constitution and Proposition 8." 

Nimocks is correct in one respect. The Supreme Court did not rule on the constitutionality of Prop 8. The court ruled that the proponents had no standing to challenge the ruling of U.S. District Chief Justice Vaughn Walker, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and a three-judge panel on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals who all ruled that Prop 8 was unconstitutional.

All in all, it comes down to the same thing - those who support Prop 8 lost in the courts. The law is no longer valid and they really need to stop all of these hijinks because they are making complete fools of themselves.

Although, I am totally enjoying the show.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

They have no concept of how the legal system works in this country. You point it out correctly, the 9th Circuit Appeals ruling stands.

Both it and the district court case found Prop 8 blatantly unconstitutional. All the Supreme Court did was take a pass with the no standing ruling.