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08/04/2010

Eating their pwn: Liberty says Alliance Defense FAILED

by Jeremy Hooper

Now THIS is funny. The anti-gay legal beagles (with a taste for gay bones) at the Liberty Counsel are lashing out at the anti-gay legal kegels (who flex their anti-gay muscles) at the Alliance Defense Fund for not doing enough in the Prop 8 case:

Although Liberty Counsel has defended the marriage laws in California since the battle began in 2004, the Alliance Defense Fund, representing the Prop 8 LCinitiative, opposed Liberty Counsel’s attempt to intervene on behalf of Campaign for California Families. The California Attorney General did not oppose Liberty Counsel’s intervention, but ADF did. Liberty Counsel sought to provide additional defense to Prop 8 because of concern that the case was not being adequately defended. After ADF actively opposed Liberty Counsel, ADF presented only two witnesses at trial, following the 15 witnesses presented by those who challenged the amendment. Even Judge Walker commented that he was concerned by the lack of evidence presented by ADF on behalf of Prop 8. Liberty Counsel will file an amicus brief at the court of appeals in defense of Prop 8.

The California Supreme Court previously stated, “The right of initiative is precious to the people and is one which the courts are zealous to preserve to the fullest tenable measure of spirit as well as letter.” Moreover, the U.S. Constitution cannot be stretched to include a right to same-sex marriage.

California Judge Strikes Down Prop 8 Marriage Amendment [Liberty Counsel]
(H/t: Scott Hutcheson)

Girls, girls -- you're both pretty (anti-equality).

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