Federal judge strikes down WI Marriage Protection Amendment
Press release from Wisconsin Family Action:
MADISON—Today US District Judge Barbara Crabb struck down Wisconsin’s Marriage Protection Amendment, ruling it unconstitutional.
“We are deeply disappointed but not surprised at Judge Crabb’s ruling,” said Wisconsin Family Action President Julaine Appling. “All over the country federal judges have replaced “We, the people” with “I, the judge” when ruling on state constitutional amendments that define and protect marriage as one man and one woman. Rather than going through the stringent legislative process required to place a proposed constitutional amendment on the ballot for a vote, radical homosexuals have used the courts to nullify the vote of a majority of Wisconsin citizens as well as those in 26 other states.”
With a single stroke of a single judge’s pen, marriage has been turned on its head in Wisconsin, effective immediately. Wisconsin Family Action anticipates a hearing on whether or not the judge will put a stay on her ruling. It also hopes that Attorney General JB Van Hollen will file a timely appeal of this decision with the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.
“The struggle to preserve and protect traditional marriage is far from over and will continue,” said Appling. “A benighted judge’s ruling cannot change the fact that a marriage of one man and one woman is the healthiest, most prosperous, and most stable place not only for the man and woman but also for the children they may bring into the world. Trying to destroy an institution that has served and prospered societies for thousands of years is the height of arrogance and a gross pandering to a well organized, well funded, very small minority who, rather than take this important issue to the people of Wisconsin, did an end run around the will of the people.”