The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) strongly decries the June 26, 2013 Supreme Court decisions on aspects of same-sex “marriage.” The first decision struck down section 3 of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act that confers federal benefits only to the marriage of one man and one woman. The second decision nullified the votes of a California state referendum that enshrined the definition of marriage as the union of a man and woman in the state’s constitution.
In both decisions, the Supreme Court solemnly renounced the duty imposed by Natural Law on every government to uphold morality in striving for the common good. The decision also represents a serious disconnect from American legal tradition and a disenfranchisement of 7,000,000 California voters who approved Proposition 8 at the ballot box.
In the first decision, United States v. Windsor, the Supreme Court arrogated to itself the right to redefine marriage, creating a privileged class inside federal law, and gratuitously conferring benefits upon a sterile relationship which by design cannot perpetuate society or fulfill the function for which the benefits were created.
In Hollingsworth v. Perry, the Court refused standing to ProtectMarriage.com who appealed to the court not to leave the majority of California voters defenseless against the shameless behavior of the governor and state officials who refused to defend the state constitution which they had sworn to uphold. The decision represents the victory of anarchy imposed upon citizens by authority.
Both decisions provide a much-needed platform to the homosexual movement that has suffered defeats in 31 popular referenda from states that have enshrined marriage between one man and one woman into their constitutions. The rulings are yet one more example of how this agenda advances above all by judicial fiat or is rammed through legislatures.
The decisions do not change the laws or marriage amendments outside of disenfranchised California. They must not affect our resolve to fight for the sacred institutions of marriage and the family. The court’s ruling cannot nullify God’s definition of marriage which cannot and will not change. In California itself, the battle may not be over if one or more counties sue to uphold Prop 8 in their jurisdictions. ProtectMarriage.com has vowed to fight on at every level.
In the Cultural War fiercely raging today in America, these decisions represent one more step in a brutal offensive that obliges all pro-family forces to take the initiative. The American TFP prays that the court’s decisions will serve as a call for all morality-loving Americans to engage in a legal, principled, and uncompromising fight against the homosexual agenda.