The Latest Challenge to Marriage and Family Restoration

The latest challenge to marriage and family restoration will be heard in federal court and defended by Alliance Defense Fund Attorneys, and many Regent Alumni. See Focus on the Family’s description below.


The Latest Challenge to Marriage
We believe the traditional definition will ultimately prevail.
by Tom Minnery
Dear Friends,

Last week, we shared with you the good news that the California Supreme Court had upheld Prop 8, which restored marriage in that state to the union of a man and a woman. But now, another lawsuit was filed, challenging the constitutionality of Prop 8 in federal court.

This is not a threat we can afford to ignore. The high-powered attorneys challenging the marriage amendment – Ted Olson and David Boies – are none other than those who faced off in the Bush-Gore case that decided the 2000 election. Now they've joined forces against marriage, and they make formidable foes.

Fortunately, our friends at the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF), who have been working for more than 10 years to defend traditional marriage in our courts, have filed paperwork to enter the case. The ADF attorneys were instrumental in defending Prop 8 before the California Supreme Court, so if they become party to its defense in federal court, we can be encouraged that the defense of marriage is in good hands. And ultimately, though this case will likely wind its way through the ultra-liberal 9th

Circuit Court of Appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court, I believe marriage as the union of a man and a woman will prevail eventually.

That is the topic we addressed in the newest edition of the Focus Action Update. Please view the video.

But that doesn't mean we won't continue to see the assaults on marriage come fast and furious. Just yesterday, New Hampshire became the sixth state to legalize same-sex "marriage." New York may be next. There are lawsuits challenging the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which currently defines marriage for all federal law purposes as the union of a man and a woman and allows states to refuse to recognize the same-sex "marriages" performed in other states where it is legal.

As for President Obama, he continues to do everything in his power to undermine marriage and promote special protections for homosexuals. If you didn't know already, our president has officially proclaimed June "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month." His proclamation also affirms his support for the anti-faith "hate crimes" bill; espouses "ensuring adoption rights"; and pushes the issue front-and-center in our military by advocating the end of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."

Please take a moment to watch our new Focus Action Update video which lays out the latest court threat against marriage. And forward this message to your pro-family friends. In order to defend family against these growing attacks, we must continue to grow our grassroots team. And we must pray. Thank you, and may God bless you for the principled stand you are taking.

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