Bad news today for citizens, marriage.
The Ninth Circuit voted 2-1 in favor of San Francisco federal court judge Vaughn Walker’s controversial ruling in 2010 that Proposition 8 violates the 14th amendment of the US Constitution. The case is widely expected to be appealed to the US Supreme Court.
So, what’s the big deal? How about constitutional freedoms and the institution of marriage ARE AT RISK!
1. This is a case in which opponents of California’s marriage protection amendment hope to deny millions of California citizens their rights and freedoms at the ballot box.
2. If allowed to stand, the ruling could invalidate the marriage laws of 43 states that define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
3. 31 states have passed state amendments to their constitutions to protect the definition of marriage as between husband and wife, with more voting in 2012. Meanwhile, Pennsylvania’s marriage law is at risk while our legislators delay in giving our citizens a voice at the ballot box. This case should get their attention! Contact your state representative and state senator today and ask them to pass a PA Marriage Protection Amendment!