The California Supreme Court on Wednesday denied a request by the Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) to order Attorney General Jerry Brown and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to defend marriage.
Now the fate of Proposition 8 – the 2008 voter-approved ballot measure defining marriage as being between one man and one woman – rests solely with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Brad Dacus, president of the PJI, said that regardless of where you stand on marriage, “People on the left and right should both be mourning the fact that the attorney general and the governor are reneging on their oaths of office.
“That’s like having a football team and saying it’s your strategy to not show up for the game. That’s not strategy, that’s surrender,” he added.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Read Ed Whelan’s July 12 NRO blog, “Judge Walker’s Anti-Prop 8 Sham Trial.”
Read more about Judge Walker’s Perry et al v. Schwarzenegger et al.