Prop 8 Struck Down on Lack of Standing of Prop 8 Defenders 


Washington, DC—In a disappointing decision by the Supreme Court today, California’s Proposition 8—the 2008 voter-approved amendment to the state’s constitution that declares “only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California”—has been been struck down by lack of standing of the Proposition 8 defenders.

This decision consequently reinstates a lower court’s ruling that invalidated the voice of the people of California and will now allow for homosexual “marriage” within the state.

“The decision by the United States Supreme Court not to rule in favor of proposition 8 is a slap in the face to the entire democratic process by which the will and voice of the people are respected by our courts. This is a terrible setback for not just the proper definition of marriage, but even more importantly to have the voice of the voters of California respected by their courts,” said Brad Dacus, President of Pacific Justice Institute (PJI).

PJI has been a long-time supporter of natural marriage and its traditional definition. PJI’s involvement with defending this amendment includes submitting an amicus brief in support of Proposition 8.

For media interviews regarding the decision, please contact Brad Dacus at 916-857-6900.

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