Will justices respect will of California voters?

Wednesday, June 19, 2013
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Becky Yeh - California correspondent (OneNewsNow.com)

A pro-family activist is urging justices to uphold Proposition 8 just days before the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to decide on the California initiative.

While there is bias among the justices, there is also hope that their vote will uphold the will of Californians, says Peter LaBarbera of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality.

"I'm fearful at what's going to happen," says LaBarbera. "It seems to me at the very least, they might strike down Prop. 8 - and that was decided by the people of California."

Justices are expected to rule on Proposition 8 before the end of the month. The court will determine if the voter-approved initiative will stand and if the Constitution allows states to decide on the issue of marriage.

LaBarbera, Peter"I think that the judges are swayed by the liberal media and by culture," says LaBarbera, recalling that Justice Anthony Kennedy once talked about "animus" toward homosexuality.

"… Opposition to homosexuality being labeled as 'animus.' So we know there is bias among the judges," LaBarbera says.

Justices were expected to decide on Prop. 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act earlier this week, but the high court did not rule on either case.

"So we have to hope that the law and the Constitution prevail and not this tremendous politically correct tidal wave - this tsunami of political correctness that comes from the biased liberal media."

If the Supreme Court strikes down Prop. 8, judges can use that decision to legalize same-sex marriage across the nation.

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