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Prop. 8 in the high court

Becky Yeh - California correspondent   (OneNewsNow.com) Wednesday, December 12, 2012

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.

Quinlan, Greg (PFOX)But Greg Quinlan, president of Parents 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 this case.

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 highest court.

lesbian marriage"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 contends.

If the U.S. Supreme Court had refused to hear the Prop. 8 case, same-sex marriage would have been legal once again in California.

"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.


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