Jewish, Catholic, and Protestant Organizations File Amicus Brief in Prop. 8 Case

According to the Catholic News Agency, a coalition of Jewish, Catholic and Protestant organizations has filed an amicus curiae brief with the California Supreme Court arguing that Proposition 8–the successful California ballot measure that banned same-sex marriage in November 2008–should be upheld.

The brief offers the following points:

  • Proposition 8 prevents a conflict between the church and state in issues that are undoubtedly affected by same-sex marriage, such as housing and public accommodations.
  • Overturning Proposition 8 would undermine the democratic process in light of the fact that the measure was approved by a majority of California voters. The brief argued that it “serves the common good of society to allow the interconnected and religiously sensitive issues of marriage, family and children to be discussed and decided within the political process, not silenced by judicial pronouncement.”

The coalition’s brief was drafted by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. For more information or to read the brief, please visit the organization’s web site.

Religious leaders argue Prop. 8 should not be overturned by the court