Friday, May 11, 2018

Factually challenged you-know-who has returned to Proposition 8 to raise money

Brian S. Brown
The initials are perfect: B.S. Brown
Brian S. Brown's greatest accomplishment with National Organization for Marriage was the enactment of California Proposition 8 in 2008. Proposition 8 was deemed unconstitutional in 2013 when the Supreme Court ruled that the sponsors of the measure did not have standing (they could not demonstrate how they had been harmed by same-sex marriage). This validated the 2010 ruling of Judge Vaughn Walker. Of course, Brian S. Brown has it all wrong:
The only thing that has happened to Prop 8 and all the other pro-marriage laws in states around the country is that they are not being enforced because of the illegitimate, anti-constitutional ruling by the US Supreme Court in the Obergefell case imposing gay 'marriage' on the nation.
Proposition 8 was invalidated two years prior to Obergefell. The fact that Brown does not like a ruling by the high court does not render it either illegitimate or anti-constitutional. The Supreme Court is the final arbiter of the Constitution. Mr. Brown should know better but he is asking for money. The following paragraph rather comical:
I suppose that it's not surprising that LWhile it may be inconvenient for the Left, the fact is that Proposition 8 in California and the laws in dozens of other states remain on the books and will come back to life when the Obergefell case is eventually overturned, which it clearly should be and we believe will be, perhaps sooner than people imagine.eftist universities, egged on by LGBT activists, are indoctrinating students to a false narrative, that traditional marriage has been repealed. The Left never bothers itself with facts when they get in the way of their agenda.
None of that is true. I have never seen or heard anyone suggest that traditional marriage has been repealed. I have seen people get the facts all wrong by claiming that Proposition 8 was invalidated by the ruling in Obergefell. Brown is not done lying. Anything goes in pursuit of money:
While it may be inconvenient for the Left, the fact is that Proposition 8 in California and the laws in dozens of other states remain on the books and will come back to life when the Obergefell case is eventually overturned, which it clearly should be and we believe will be, perhaps sooner than people imagine.
That is incorrect. Proposition 8 is not on the books because it was deemed to be unconstitutional. Were Obergefell overturned tomorrow, Proposition 8 would remain invalid.
We are just one vote shy of having a pro-marriage majority on the US Supreme Court. If Anthony Kennedy decides to retire this year as many expect, we will have a realistic chance to promote a pro-marriage nominee from President Trump in the mold of Antonin Scalia and Neil Gorsuch.
Nope. Uh-uh. Not going to happen. The majority in Hollingsworth v. Perry included: Roberts, joined by Scalia, Ginsburg, Breyer, Kagan. The issue of standing is a conservative value. Sotomayor dissented but would surely vote to uphold Obergefell. The same thing that doomed Proposition 8 would make overturning Obergefell very difficult. That might be why there is no case in the federal courts challenging Obergefell (other than those including the deranged marry-my-laptop guy, Chris Sevier).

Standing is a challenge. Someone would have to prove that they have been harmed by same-sex marriage. No one has ever been able to do so. All of the objections to Obergefell were theoretical. Theoretical or speculative objections do not establish standing.

You know what comes next:
Please help us continue to fight for the truth of marriage and the rights of the more than 50 million American voters who enacted state constitutional provisions and laws upholding the truth that marriage is only the union of one man and one woman.
Sure Brian. If anything in Brown's tirade is true it is by accident.

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