Tag Archives: Protect Marriage

Protect Marriage Lawyer Who Defended Prop 8 At Supreme Court Likely To Be Named Solicitor General

The Protect Marriage lawyer who defended Prop 8 at the Supreme Court and who later appeared to “evolve” on same-sex marriage is expected to be Trump’s pick for Solicitor General. Yahoo News reports: Conservative lawyer Chuck Cooper has emerged as Donald Trump’s likely pick to be the nation’s next solicitor general, three sources say. As the nation’s top advocate, Cooper ...

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SCOTUS: Same-Sex Marriage Opponents Must Reveal Names Of Their Donors

Via the Associated Press: The Supreme Court has turned away an appeal from same-sex marriage opponents in California who want to keep the identities of their campaign donors secret. The justices on Monday let stand a lower court ruling against ProtectMarriage.com, the National Organization for Marriage and other supporters of a 2008 ballot initiative that outlawed same-sex marriages in California ...

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Prop 8 Backers Money Beg On SCOTUS: True Marriage Is Making A Comeback

“Finally, the outrageous rulings of activist judges around the nation–that nullified the will of millions of citizens who voted to preserve traditional marriage–will come under Supreme Court scrutiny. We could be on the cusp of a huge comeback for true marriage! I remain confident that the Supreme Court will uphold the states’ rights to define marriage. Even as Justice Anthony ...

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REUTERS: Major American Law Firms Have Reached Their “Mozilla Moment”

Reuters reports that as marriage equality barrels back to the Supreme Court, major law firms are jumping on board, but only on the side of the good guys. A Reuters review of more than 100 court filings during the past year shows that at least 30 of the country’s largest firms are representing challengers to state laws banning same-sex marriage. ...

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NOM Loses Again, Ninth Circuit Court Upholds Prop 8 Donor Disclosure Law

NOM has lost again. In a 2-1 decision, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the California law which requires that names of donors to public ballot measures be made public. Sponsors of Proposition 8, the now-overturned initiative allowing only opposite-sex couples to marry in the state, complied with the disclosure law during the 2008 campaign and said some ...

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Lawyer Who Defended Prop 8 At SCOTUS Is Changing His Mind On Gay Marriage

Protect Marriage attorney Charles Cooper, who last year argued against the overturn of Proposition 8 before the Supreme Court, says his opinion on gay marriage is “evolving” now that his own daughter is planning to marry a woman. The revelation is an unexpected footnote in the years-long debate over Proposition 8, the California measure struck down by the Supreme Court ...

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CALFORNIA: Protect Marriage Sues To Have Donor Names Stricken From Record

Protect Marriage has filed a lawsuit which demands that the names of their donors during the 2008 Prop 8 campaign be stricken from state records. Because the gays have been mean to them. At a hearing Friday before the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, backers of the hotly contested and now-overturned ballot measure, Proposition 8, sought ...

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Prop 8: Really Most Sincerely Dead

Breaking news out of California: The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to revive Proposition 8, ending the last remaining legal challenge to same-sex marriage in the state. Meeting in closed session, the state high court rejected arguments by ProtectMarriage, Proposition 8’s sponsors, that only an appellate court could overturn a statewide law. In its challenge before the state’s highest court, ...

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CALIFORNIA: San Diego County Clerk Drops Bid To Stop Same-Sex Marriages

San Diego’s Union-Tribune reports: San Diego County Clerk Ernest Dronenburg has withdrawn a petition asking the state Supreme Court to rule on whether same-sex marriages have truly become legal in California. In a news release sent out Friday afternoon, Dronenburg said he canceled the petition because it covered the same ground as another petition filed earlier to the court.  The ...

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SF City Attorney Dennis Herrera: The Attempt To Reinstate Prop 8 Is Doomed

“This motion is a desperate obstruction tactic used in the vain hope of pursuing an unconstitutional agenda. The opponents of the freedom to marry have chosen to ignore the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution, a U.S. Supreme Court ruling, and the well-settled California marriage case of Lockyer v. San Francisco, which they themselves celebrated at the time. Their motion has ...

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Protect Marriage Files CA Supreme Court Demand To Reinstate Proposition 8

Via press release from Protect Marriage: Moments ago, we filed a new petition in the California Supreme Court against all of California’s 58 county clerks, and state officials, seeking to restore the enforcement of Proposition 8, the state’s constitutional amendment limiting marriage to a man and a woman.  The undeniable fact is, the man-woman definition of marriage, as passed by ...

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Supreme Court REJECTS Bid To Stop Same-Sex Marriage In California

The Los Angeles Times reports: The Supreme Court rejected an emergency request to stop same-sex marriages in California, a lawyer for the gay couples who sued said Sunday. Theodore J. Boutrous Jr., one of the lawyers who challenged Proposition 8, said that he had just received word from the court Sunday morning that Justice Anthony M. Kennedy denied a request ...

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Protect Marriage Files “Emergency” Petition To SCOTUS Demanding Reversal Of Lifted Stay On Prop 8 Overturn

Via press release from Protect Marriage: Today our Prop 8 Legal Defense Team filed an emergency petition to U.S. Supreme Court to stop the Ninth Circuit’s premature move requiring same-sex “marriage” licenses in California. The petition, prepared overnight by our good friends at Alliance Defending Freedom, was submitted Saturday to Justice Anthony Kennedy, the associate justice who decides such motions ...

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Protect Marriage Is OUTRAGED That Ninth Circuit “Jumped The Gun” On Prop 8

“We just received word that the Ninth Circuit, without waiting for the Supreme Court’s decision to become final and depriving us of our right to ask for reconsideration, has rushed forward to order same-sex marriage licenses.  This outrageous act of judicial tyranny tops off a chronic pattern of lawlessness, throughout this case, by judges and politicians hell-bent on thwarting the ...

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Yes On 8 Head Has The Supreme Sadz

“While it is unfortunate that the Court’s ruling does not directly resolve questions about the scope of the trial court’s order against Prop 8, we will continue to defend Prop 8 and seek its enforcement until such time as there is a binding statewide order that renders Prop 8 unenforceable. We are also especially grateful and humbled by the consistent ...

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Yes On 8 Head: Let’s Pray My 18 Years Of Anti-Gay Work Wasn’t For Nothing

“Looking back, this has been a very long journey. Four years ago we upheld Proposition 8 in the California Supreme Court. Five years ago we passed Proposition 8. Thirteen years ago we passed its predecessor, Proposition 22. And eighteen years ago I had the honor of shepherding legislation to protect traditional marriage when it first came under attack in the ...

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Prop 8 Backers Speak Outside Court

Protect Marriage lead counsel Andy Pugno seems resigned to a narrow loss. “A victory for US would be to return this issue to the voters of the states.”

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Protect Marriage: We’re Confident

“Maybe it’s just me, but it seems that some ‘journalists’ covering the Prop 8 case are downright giddy about the possibility of marriage being re-defined by unelected judges. No wonder most of the media coverage of Prop 8 bears no resemblance to the reality that most Americans still favor protecting marriage as the special union of the opposite sexes. “But ...

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Protect Marriage: We Caught Judge Vaughn Walker Working With Ted Olson

Three months ago now-retired Prop 8 Judge Vaughn Walker emailed Ted Olson to ask whether he should attend next week’s oral arguments at the Supreme Court. Armed (somehow) with a copy of that email, Protect Marriage is claiming that Walker’s request demonstrates “the cozy relationship between Walker and our opponents, casting even more doubt on the legitimacy of Walker’s one-sided ...

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Protect Marriage: WE’RE BROKE

Protect Marriage, the primary backers of Proposition 8, is reportedly so in debt to their lawyers that it may affect their ability to defend their Supreme Court case. ProtectMarriage.com, the advocacy group defending a California gay marriage ban now under review by the high court, showed a $2 million deficit in its legal fund at the end of 2011 – ...

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