Media Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                      
June 26, 2015


SACRAMENTO – The following statement can be attributed to Andy Pugno, General Counsel for ProtectMarriage.com, the official proponents of Proposition 8, regarding today’s Supreme Court ruling:

“Today’s decision does grave injury to the basic concept that the people—not the courts—make the law.  A bare majority of the Supreme Court has abruptly cut off this ongoing debate, unilaterally imposing its view of what’s good for society by suddenly discovering a new constitutional right that almost no one would have imagined just a few years ago.  The ‘separation of powers’ they taught us in grade school is now dangerously out of balance, and it’s time to remind the government that all constitutional power ultimately resides in the consent of the governed—not in kings, dictators or judges.

“Regardless of today’s ruling, our coalition remains committed to strengthening and promoting the union of a man and a woman in a view of marriage that recognizes the higher purpose of serving the needs of children, not the personal desires of adults.  We will continue to work toward a society that values the inherent right of every child to have both a mother and a father.”