Monday, November 17, 2008

Calif. homosexuals try to 'gut democratic process'

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Attorneys are getting set to square off before the California Supreme Court to protect traditional marriage.

Voters decided earlier this month to overturn the state high court's legalization of homosexual "marriage," but activists have filed suit to overturn the outcome. Glen Lavy, an attorney with the Alliance Defense Fund, comments on the situation.

"We see the opponents of marriage and democracy trying to bypass the political process and use the courts to overturn the will of the people," he contends. "This lawsuit is nothing but a brazen attempt to gut the democratic process. It's really a reprehensible lawsuit."

Since it is the same court that legalized homosexual marriage, Lavy notes that activists apparently feel confident they can defeat the amendment vote. "If the court wants to overturn this amendment, they would be well advised in thinking about the power of recall that the voters in California would have because I would think the voters would exercise that," he adds.

Recall, according to Lavy, is the process voters can use to remove people from public office. In 2003, voters in the Golden State recalled Governor Gray Davis, replacing him with current Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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