Thomasson: Calif. clerks should remember oath, follow law

Monday, July 8, 2013
Becky Yeh - California correspondent (

A California family leader is calling on county clerks in the state to stand up to "tyrannical" judges who ruled against Proposition 8.

Soon after the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision against the voter-approved Proposition 8, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals lifted a stay on homosexual "marriage" in The Golden State, ignoring the 25-day waiting period meant to allow Prop. 8 proponents to ask for another hearing from the Supreme Court. ( See earlier story)

Thomasson, Randy ( Thomasson, president of, says the Ninth Circuit not only ignored the California Constitution, but it also violated the federal Constitution.

"What's needed is a lawsuit from a county clerk in any of California's 58 counties -- anybody who is concerned that they will follow the law, anybody who has integrity and who has remembered their oath of office to follow the law, to go with what's going on in the Constitution," he suggests.

Since Prop. 8 is in the California Constitution, Thomasson asserts it is imperative that officials defend it.

"Judges don't make the laws," he notes. "The Constitution of California says what marriage is, and the Constitution of California says nothing can be overturned unless an appellate court ruling is respected or installed. There is no appellate court ruling that is overturning Proposition 8; thus, Proposition 8 is upheld."

The Supreme Court has rejected a request from Prop. 8 proponents to halt the commencement of "gay marriages" in California.

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