Groups Urge Prop. 8 Overturn, Ignoring Members’ Views

San Francisco, CA – Teachers, African-Americans and others who voted for Prop. 8 might be surprised to learn that groups claiming to represent them filed legal briefs this week urging that Prop. 8 be struck down.

Amicus or friend-of-the-court briefs were filed over the last two days by a number of groups supporting court-mandated gay marriage. Those groups include the California Teachers Association and the NAACP. Some questioned the two groups’ actions, since hundreds of thousands of their respective members and constituents strongly supported Prop. 8.

Brad Dacus, president of Pacific Justice Institute, criticized the move, noting, “Groups like the CTA and NAACP have been hijacked by a small number of radicals who simply do not represent the views of the members they claim to represent. I would encourage CTA and NAACP members in California to voice their concerns to the leadership claiming to represent them, and to consider resigning their membership in protest.”

Pacific Justice Institute helps unionized employees whose religious convictions clash with union activities to resign their memberships and pert the full amount of their union dues to charity. More information on this process is available at

Pacific Justice Institute filed an amicus brief with the Ninth Circuit in support of Proposition 8.