Update,Brief Posted: DeBoer v. Snyder: Public Advocate's Eugene Delgaudio Files Legal Brief Confronting Judicial Tyranny
On Wednesday, Public Advocate will confront Judicial lawlessness with a legal brief appealing a wrongful and damaging opinion attacking marriage and the family.
In 2004, 59 percent of the people of Michigan voted to amend their state constitution, passing the Michigan Marriage Amendment ("MMA"). That Amendment defines marriage as a union of one man and one woman.
A lesbian couple wanting to jointly adopt children brought a challenge to MMA in federal court claiming it violated the U.S. Constitution Fourteenth Amendment's equal protection clause and due process clause.
On March 21, 2014, federal district judge Bernard Friedman struck down MMA as a violation of the equal protection clause. That decision is now on appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, where Public Advocate will file an amicus curiae brief in support of traditional marriage on Wednesday, May 14, 2014.
Eugene Delgaudio, president of Public Advocate said:
Today, Wednesday, May 14, my legal pleadings will confront Judge Friedman's opinion and tell him he was wrong as to every issue he addressed. He disregarded the text and meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment, treating homosexual sexuality behavior as the equivalent of a person's race. He elevated the testimony of a psychologist and a sociologist who favored homosexual marriage over the collective judgment of the people of Michigan. Lastly, Judge Friedman ignored the fact that marriage was defined not by man but by God, and it is not within our authority to change what God has created.