Proponents of Proposition 8 have filed their opening brief with the Supreme Court, reports Buzzfeed’s Chris Geidner:
Arguing that the case brought by same-sex couples seeking to marry was unlike past gay rights cases where the court struck down anti-gay restrictions and also unlike Loving v. Virginia, in which the court struck down bans on interracial marriage, the proponents of Proposition 8 argue that there is no historic reason “for invalidating marriage as it has existed in California for virtually all of its history, as it was universally understood throughout this Nation (and the world) until just the last decade, and as it continues to be defined in the overwhelming majority of States and Nations.”
SCOTUS is scheduled to hear arguments on March 26.
Read the brief, AFTER THE JUMP…
Hollingsworth v. Perry – Petitioners’ Merits Brief by