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Statement from Prop. 8 attorneys on Supreme Court decision

ADF official comment
Published On: 10/18/2017

Attorney sound bite:  Austin R. Nimocks

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Austin R. Nimocks regarding the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday declining to review a federal district judge’s ruling that struck down Proposition 8, California’s constitutional amendment protecting marriage as the union of one man and one woman:


“Despite the Supreme Court’s decision, the debate over marriage has only just begun. The court’s decision does not silence the voices of Americans. Marriage--the union of husband and wife--will remain timeless, universal, and special, particularly because children need mothers and fathers. This has been the experience of diverse cultures and faiths throughout history, including the American experience, and that will not change. Americans will continue advancing the truth about marriage between a man and a woman and why it matters for children, civil society, and limited government.”

A full news release will be issued shortly. It will be available on the Hollingsworth v. Perry resource page.


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