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02/08/2012

Video: 'We've had lots of ups and lots of downs,' says ADF (A Disingenuous Fella)

by Jeremy Hooper

It's absurd that Alliance Defense Fund top dog Alan Sears addresses yesterday's Prop 8 decision as it it's just another part of the ongoing legal roller coaster:

In truth, the Prop 8 proponents HAVE NEVER WON ON MERIT. There was the initial loss in the CA Supreme Court that granted marriage (and spurred Prop 8 to begin with). There was Judge Walker's 2009 ruling. There was yesterday's Ninth Circuit opinion. Sure, there have been procedural matters on which the other side has gotten their way (tapes, standing, etc.), but every time it comes down to it and a court is forced to determine the merits of discriminating against same-sex couples in the way that Prop 8 did (or discriminating in general, pre-Prop 8), the Alliance Defense Fund and their allies have LOST.

So yes, this has been a long and arduous process and it's far from over. But it's just plain wrong-headed for Mr. Sears, out of an interest to fundraise around his firm's perceived viability, to act as if his Prop 8 court adventure has been filled with both crushing "downs" and thrilling "ups." Sure, the legal losses -- and even being called out by your own movement -- has to suck. But down is still going to remain up, no matter how much the ADF might hope to brave face it for their needed donors.

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