“Contempt for the will of the people”: Same-sex marriage proponents won’t concede election, ask court to nullify Proposition 8

The California Catholic Daily reports:

With 99.5% of the voted counted, Proposition 8 held a nearly half-million vote lead yesterday, but proponents of same-sex marriage are refusing to concede defeat and have filed a petition with the California Supreme Court to invalidate the constitutional amendment even if it wins . . .

Proponents of Proposition 8 were quick to react. The move, said attorneys for the Alliance Defense Fund, “demonstrates the contempt such groups have for the will of the people.” . . .

This lawsuit is a brazen attempt to gut the democratic process,” said ADF senior counsel Glen Lavy. “The people of California have spoken yet again, but that doesn’t mean anything to radical groups that want to impose their will at all costs. Once again, they are attempting to use the courts to push their agenda since they can’t achieve it legitimately at the ballot box.”

Lavy said the argument offered by opponents to the initiative is without merit. “The lawsuit is completely frivolous,” he said . . .