Burgoo: June 28

Something to stew over

The Washington PostJune 28, 2013 

It was outrageous for the Supreme Court to invalidate Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act and allow the potential invalidation of California's Proposition 8, passed with the support of more than 7 million voters. This is not the end of the battle. The vast majority of states recognize marriage as the union of one man and one woman, and nothing the court just did changes that. It should also be noted that Proposition 8 has not been invalidated. The appellate court decision was vacated, and the case now goes back to the trial court. It's the view of many that Proposition 8 remains law in California unless a higher court invalidates it. California's governor and attorney general, ignoring their duty to uphold the law, refused to defend Proposition 8 because they opposed it, and the Supreme Court rewarded their dereliction.

Brian S. Brown is president of the National Organization for Marriage

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