Family Research Council Calls Out Hypocrisy of Justice Department's Proposition 8 Amicus Brief

Feb 28, 2013, 18:07 ET from Family Research Council

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council (FRC) expressed disappointment in the U.S. Department of Justice decision to file an amicus brief in the Supreme Court case regarding California's Proposition 8, which defined in the California state constitution that marriage is the legal union of one man and one woman.

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Of the news about the Justice Department's brief Family Research Council President Tony Perkins said:

"President Obama, who was against same-sex 'marriage' before he was for it, and his administration, which said the Defense of Marriage Act was constitutional before they said it was unconstitutional, has now flip-flopped again on the issue of same-sex 'marriage,' putting allegiance to extreme liberal social policies ahead of constitutional principle.

"The administration had already filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court urging that the Defense of Marriage Act be overturned, but now, under pressure from supporters of marriage redefinition, the president and his solicitor general have filed a brief urging that California's marriage amendment, Proposition 8, be overturned as well.

"This is a sharp reversal from the position President Obama articulated just last May, when he declared that 'this is an issue that is gonna be worked out at the local level.'

"For the Obama administration to now challenge Proposition 8 – 'federalizing' what is a settled matter under California state law – is an act of brazen hypocrisy," concluded Perkins.

SOURCE Family Research Council