Fed Judge Allows Group to File Brief in ACLU v WI Marriage Protection Amendment

ImageThis past February, the ACLU, on behalf of 16 people in same-sex relationships, filed a lawsuit in Wisconsin’s Western District federal court alleging that the state’s Marriage Protection Amendment passed by nearly 60% of the voters in 2006 violates the US Constitution.  Late last week, Western District Federal Judge Barbara Crabb issued an order allowing Wisconsin Family Action president Julaine Appling and 4 Wisconsin Family Action board members to file a friend-of-the-court brief that will support the marriage amendment and the will of the voters.

The court is set to hear this case on August 25th.

Appling states, “While we are confident that Attorney General JB Van Hollen will aggressively defend our Marriage Protection Amendment, we are very pleased that the court agreed that we are uniquely qualified to be involved with this case.  We have had, from the beginning, a major role in this amendment becoming a reality.  It is imperative that we do everything we can to defend the amendment, the will of the people and the institution of marriage.”

 

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2 comments on “Fed Judge Allows Group to File Brief in ACLU v WI Marriage Protection Amendment

  1. Ruth A. Dawson says:

    We can not stop the secular world from playing house however they choose to do so. Marriage is clearly defined as the union between one man and one woman. If we start changing the meaning of the English language to fit other “coupled up” situations than how do we define a child? If a homosexual pair go to the animal shelter, adopt a dog is this than their “child”? Does the dog than get a social security card and is it eligible for full benefits? This confusion of the English language can not go on and on. Thank you for defending marriage as God intended it and it has always been. No good can come out of any other distortion of marriage.

  2. […] clients vigorously opposed our petition.  I am pleased to tell you that last Wednesday, May 14, we formally filed our brief in this case again defending marriage, the will of the people, and the rule of law and the state […]

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