Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Supreme Court Oral Argument: Hollingsworth v. Perry

Washington, DC Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The Supreme Court heard an oral argument on Hollingsworth v. Perry also known as Proposition 8 which bans Same-Sex Marriage in California.

Proposition 8: Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid in California. The Court will decide the constitutionality of California's same-sex marriage ban.

C-Span.org: Supreme Court Oral Argument: Hollingsworth v. Perry

At the link, you can either view a video or listen to the Supreme Court argument in the Hollingsworth vs. Perry case.

The following is an email that received today that I think states the obvious regarding the fact that marriage has always been defined as the union of one man and one woman.


Liberty Counsel
Mathew Staver, Founder and Chairman


This week, the United States Supreme Court is considering two cases in which opponents of the established moral order are attempting to redefine the term “marriage” in American law.

These are two of the most significant cases ever heard by the High Court. Please see my very important update below – Mat.

The case stemming from California’s Proposition 8 will be heard today. It has the greatest national implications of any case brought before the Supreme Court in many years.

Proposition 8, which was passed by a majority of California voters in 2008, bans same-sex “marriage” in that state. A federal judge in San Francisco declared Proposition 8 unconstitutional, and later the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the judge’s ruling.

The second case involves the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defines marriage as being “between one man and one woman.” It is a federal law which passed overwhelmingly in 1996 and was signed into law by then-President Bill Clinton.

President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder have deemed DOMA to be unconstitutional and have openly refused to defend the law.

++The social reengineering of our nation.

The Obama administration has added its clout to the influential pro-homosexual lobby and they appear to be succeeding in their joint effort to redefine the words “family” and “marriage” in American culture.

With the administration’s attempts to redefine the foundations of our society, it is no exaggeration to say that America’s very existence is at stake!

We are at a pivotal point in our nation’s history. Nothing could do more to shape the future of America than the Supreme Court’s upcoming decisions on the definition of marriage.

Last month, Liberty Counsel filed two extensive amicus briefs with the Court on this pair of enormously significant marriage cases.

The Supreme Court will rule on both cases before the end of its term in June.

These rulings will be among the most watched and studied holdings in our nation’s history. The rulings will do much to define (or redefine) our nation’s families, culture, and economy. They will also greatly impact religious institutions in our nation.

Christine, recognizing natural marriage as the union of one man and one woman is the first foundation of a stable and healthy culture!

The federal DOMA affirms this commonsense definition. Granting same-sex unions the status of “marriage” would also establish the irresponsible and dangerous policy that children do not need both a father and mother to prosper.

++Liberty Counsel will never abandon our vigorous defense of natural marriage!

Liberty Counsel has been deeply involved in legal advocacy on both of these crucial cases for many years now. We’ve defended DOMA and the definition of marriage in almost 50 cases in state and federal courts. And our work is far from over, regardless of how the Court rules on these cases!

Marriage is not simply an artifact of law needed to regulate government benefits and determine domestic rights and duties.

Rather, it is an institution ordained by God to nurture mankind and rightly order procreation through the generations. The natural family is fundamental to our society’s very existence!

That’s why our intense legal advocacy for natural marriage is so important and why Liberty Counsel will never stop fighting for this vital institution!

Christine, let me encourage you to make a special gift to help cover the growing cost of Liberty Counsel’s extensive litigation work and our principled stand in defense of natural marriage.

Please click here to give a substantial gift to help Liberty Counsel stand in defense of the God-given institution of marriage:


++Radical social engineers must not be allowed to prevail!

I am incensed that the Obama administration has gone so far to appease the pro-homosexual community at the expense of the God-ordained institution of marriage and the clear will of the American people.

We need your help now more than ever to stand against the legal bullies pushing the Left’s radical agenda.

The fact is, Liberty Counsel cannot take on Barack Obama’s Department of Justice (DOJ) and the powerful lobbyists and attorneys representing radical groups without your help!

Click here to give your best gift possible as, together, we stand for the God-ordained institution of marriage:  


Thank you so much for your prayers and support as we deal with the rising tide of legislative and legal attacks on the God-given institution of marriage in America.

May God bless you!

Mathew Staver, Founder and Chairman
Liberty Counsel

P.S. Please pray for the Justices of the Supreme Court this week. And pray for our nation!

President Obama and his administration have proven to be the most hostile presidency in American history toward marriage and the family. Barack Obama’s radical policies undermine marriage and morality, and ultimately do great harm to children and the society at large.

We must work together to stop the onslaught of radical pro-homosexual activism. Please help us with a special gift today!

For information on the multi-faceted work in which the Liberty Counsel family of ministries engages – or to make comments – please visit our new website: www.libertycounsel.com

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