ADF comment on 9th Circuit decision in Perry v. Brown (CA Prop. 8)

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defense Fund Senior Counsel Brian Raum regarding the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit today in Perry v. Brown.

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ADF Senior Counsel Brian Raum:
“No court should presume to redefine marriage. No court should undercut the democratic process by taking the power to preserve marriage out of the hands of the people. Americans overwhelmingly reject the idea of changing the definition of marriage. Sixty-three million Americans in 31 state elections have voted on marriage, and 63 percent voted to preserve marriage as the timeless, universal, unique union between husband and wife.”

 

“We are not surprised that this Hollywood-orchestrated attack on marriage–tried in San Francisco–turned out this way. But we are confident that the expressed will of the American people in favor of marriage will be upheld at the Supreme Court. Every pro-marriage American should be pleased that this case can finally go to the U.S. Supreme Court. The ProtectMarriage.com legal team’s arguments align with every other federal appellate and Supreme Court decision on marriage in American history.”

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