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As we explained in a recent email, a federal judge in San Francisco declared "unconstitutional" California's voter-approved constitutional amendment protecting marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Just moments ago, the same judge denied a motion filed by the ProtectMarriage.com legal team to stay the August 4th decision in Perry v. Schwarzenegger. His decision will not go into effect until August 18th.
ADF Litigation Staff Counsel Jim Campbell:
"The Protectmarriage.com legal team will appeal immediately to the 9th Circuit to stay the trial court's decision. This case has just begun, and ADF and the rest of the legal team are confident that the right of Americans to protect marriage in their state constitutions will ultimately be upheld. It makes no sense to impose a radical change in marriage on the people of California before all appeals on their behalf are heard. If the trial court’s decision is eventually reversed, refusing to stay the decision will senselessly create legal uncertainty surrounding any same-sex unions entered while the appeal is pending."
ADF is committed to victory, but we need your support to continue to defend marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Please give as generously as you can today. The future of marriage and religious freedom is at stake!
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To gain a clear understanding of this federal judge’s ruling, visit http://www.nationalreview.com/bench-memos/243083/judge-walker-and-supposed-lack-evidence-marriage-s-procreative-purpose-ed-whelan to read an expert's analysis.
Thank you for standing with us to protect the sacred institution of marriage. Together, we can – and will – win!