A family advocate is concerned that the nation's highest court
will overrule the will of voters, the Constitution and majority
vote in order to advance the "gay" agenda.
Homosexual couples fear that
the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to take up the Proposition 8
case may actually delay national recognition of "gay marriage."
They are concerned that most states have a constitutional ban on
same-sex marriage and that the high court does not have a
reputation of advancing controversial social issues.
But Greg Quinlan, president
and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays (PFOX), does not think those
fears are reasonable.
"We are in a very precarious situation right now, so I don't
know that the fears are justified from homosexual activists now who
are afraid that the court won't use this to change the course of
this nation and our ethics," Quinlan comments.
Some same-sex couples in California "married" in 2004 during a
brief window when San Francisco allowed such unions, but those
were ultimately invalidated. In 2008, the California Supreme Court
allowed homosexual marriage in the state, until voters passed
Proposition 8 that same year.
"We're seeing over and over again that there are places where
the Constitution doesn't matter, the will of the people doesn't
matter, majority vote doesn't matter," the PFOX president notes.
"So I am concerned about the direction we are headed."
But Quinlan believes the strategy of the lawyers opposing
California's marriage initiative shows that they may be apt to lose
Ted Olson and David Boies, the two lawyers famous for defending
same-sex couples in California's Proposition 8 case, say they will
seek a broad ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court. The two have
pledged to "address all issues" during the hearing, but focus on
the rights of homosexual couples to marry. Boies and Olsen say they
are not concerned about losing their case before the nation's
"Mr. Olsen and his colleague are doing everything
that they can to normalize homosexual behavior, which is an attack
on society as a whole and on our faith," the PFOX president
If the U.S. Supreme Court had refused to hear the Prop. 8
case, same-sex marriage would have been legal once again in
"As for the strategy, we have seen a flood of homosexual
activism on every aspect of the spectrum to change public opinion,
to attack the norms about human sexuality in general, and about a
person's rights to even affirm their own right of
self-determination," the family advocate notes.
If the Supreme Court does not rule in favor of homosexual
marriage, activists plan to push back a decision from the high
court to allow such unions nationwide. They are preparing
another initiative for the 2014 California ballot.