Prop 8 Ruling Deemed 'New Judicial Low'
- Paul Stanley - Christian Post Reporter
- Feb 8, 2012
Tuesday's 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling thatCalifornia's voter-approved Proposition 8 is unconstitutional has left pro-traditional marriagegroups shaking their heads over what they view as judicial activism.
"Of course we are disappointed," Penny Nance of Concerned Women for America told The Christian Post. "Californians voted overwhelmingly to affirm marriage between a man and a woman and this is a new judicial low. But given the narrow context of the ruling, we fully expect this will be appealed and will go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court."
The 2-1 ruling upheld the decision of a federal judge who said Proposition 8 – which defines marriage as between a man and a woman – violated the equal protection of same-sex couples. The panel said there was no evidence that former Chief U.S. Judge Vaughn Walker, who handed down the ruling in August 2010, was biased in his decision.
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