After the California Supreme Court unanimously decided to toss out
a legal challenge to reinstate Proposition 8, supporters reacted by
saying that Proposition 8 remains valid.
The high court rejected the petition, considered a last-ditch
effort by most, on Wednesday.
Supreme Court denies gay marriage Prop 8 proponent's petition.)
In remarks to the Christian
Post, Austin R. Nimocks, senior counsel for the Christian
conservative Alliance Defending Freedom, insisted the decision was
just a setback.
“Elected officials should enforce the law,” Nimocks said.
“Though the current California officials are unwilling to enforce
the state constitution, we remain hopeful that one day Californians
will elect officials who will.”
He continued: “It is unfortunate that the California Supreme
Court chose not to decide the important, still-unresolved questions
about the enforcement of Proposition 8, the law of the land in
California. Regrettably, an executive branch that has turned a blind
eye to the enforcement of its state's constitution has silenced more
than 7 million Californians who clearly expressed their views about
marriage. The court's decision today, however, does not end the
debate about marriage in California.”
Proposition 8 tumbled after the Supreme Court ruled that
interveners lacked standing to defend the law, leaving in place a
2010 circuit court ruling declaring it unconstitutional. Supporters
claim that Proposition 8 remains valid because a circuit order cannot
overturn a statewide law.